Car smashes into front room as family watch TV
DAD SAYS CHILDREN WERE ‘JUST METRES’ FROM BEING BADLY INJURED
A COUPLE with two young children were watching TV in their front room last night when a stolen car ploughed through their front window.
The family, who only moved into the house on St Albans Avenue in Ashton-under-Lyne just before Christmas, were metres away from the blue Toyota Corolla.
The family, including their twoyear-old son and six-year-old daughter, were unharmed in the incident which took place at around 8pm.
The driver fled the scene and no arrests have been made.
The dad said: “I am amazed no one was hurt, our children were just metres away.
“If they were sat on the other sofa it could have been a different story.”
Neighbours have reported seeing someone running down the street after the crash.
Alwyn Greenwood said: “I heard a loud bang and all our houses were evacuated at around 8.30pm and we weren’t let back in until 10pm.”
Neighbour Joan Haughton, said: “Something similar happened to me about 18 months ago.
“At 2am in the morning, people always race down the road and something has to be done. The way they speed down this road early in the mornings is absolutely disgusting.” The family stayed with relatives last night and plywood has been put up at the front of the house. Shards of glass, bricks and car debris line the pavement outside the house. The family’s Peugeot 308 parked on the drive was also written off. The dad said: “If it wasn’t for the rockery outside the house, the car might not have been slowed down and it could have gone even further into the house.”
GMP Tameside North released a short statement on their Facebook page, saying: “A blue Toyota Corolla which had been stolen earlier in the day, was recovered after crashing into a house on St Albans Avenue in #AshtonHurst. If you have any information involving this or any other stolen vehicles, please contact ourselves via 101 or Live Chat over at www.gmp. police.uk. Information about criminal activity can also be provided anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers for free on 0800 555 111or online via their website.”
A GMP spokesman also said: “Witnesses can call the police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 1959.”
I am amazed no one was hurt, our children were just metres away The shocked dad
Damage to the house which a car crashed into