Car reverses into Leigh-on-Sea shop front

  • 5 February 2013
  • From the section Essex
The car in the Home Sweet Home shop
Image caption The fire service said there were a number of people in the area when the crash happened

A car reversed into a shop in a busy Essex town centre, destroying a large chunk of the front of the building.

The vehicle crashed through the window of Home Sweet Home in Leigh-on-Sea at about 11:40 GMT.

Most of the estate car was inside the shop when it stopped, surrounded by glass, rubble and store items.

Firefighters said it was "amazing" nobody was injured as there were a number of people in Leigh Road at the time of the crash.

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