Probe launched after car crashes into house
POLICE SAY DRIVER AND PASSENGER LEFT THE SCENE
A car has crashed into a house in Marley Potts, Sunderland AN investigation is ongoing after a car appeared to lose control and crash into the side of a house in Sunderland.
Emergency services were called to Marley Crescent in Marley Pots at around 9.15pm on Friday after the Nissan Micra ploughed through a fence and into the house.
Police said the homeowner was out at the time and the driver escaped relatively unhurt.
Rob Cogdon, 25, watched on as the firefighters used a winch to remove the vehicle from the side of the house. He said: “It looked horrific. I’d be devastated if it was my home and I’m glad they weren’t home as it could have been a lot worse. I feel so sorry for them. I didn’t see the crash happen, I turned up about 10 or 15 minutes after it happened but everyone who came out said no one was hurt.
“No-one saw where the driver went as police were checking the car and then the fire engines showed up to remove the car.
“Emergency services conducted it all very well and were a credit to themselves for keeping it all under control.”
Structural engineers were also called to carry out an assessment of the property before the occupants were allowed back inside.
Wooden panels have now been fitted to the outside of the house to cover the gaping hole, while a small area around remains cordoned off.
The homeowner returned to the property on Saturday morning and said his family were looking for temporary accommodation.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “An investigation is ongoing after a car collided with a house in Sunderland.
“Just after 9pm on Friday police received a report that a car had collided with a house on Mulberry Avenue.
“Nobody was injured in the incident but the driver and another occupant left the scene without speaking to police.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting the reference number 1061 17/11/17. it