Flying car smashes into Lincolnshire house

media captionOne local resident described the "horrendous noise" he heard as the car hit the house

A car careered off the road, flew through the air and smashed into a house in Lincolnshire.

The Vauxhall Corsa ended up on its side alongside the house on Carrington Drive in Hop Pole, near Spalding on Thursday.

The 25-year-old driver escaped the wreckage with broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder.

image copyrightNigel Pepper
image captionThe driver escaped with broken bones

No-one is thought to have been in the property at the time of the crash, which demolished part of a rear bedroom of the semi-detached house.

'Like Armageddon'

Dick Holmes, from Lincolnshire Police, said the car demolished a fence as it flew through the air.

However, on Friday, a police spokeswoman said it was unclear whether the car hit the first floor or if that part of the house crumbled as a result of an impact at ground level.

Firefighters worked into the early hours to stabilise the building and structural engineers were assessing the damage.

Graham Roberts, who said his fence was damaged during the incident, said: "I heard a horrendous noise and I knew something was wrong.

"It looked like Armageddon, no fence to my house, hedge broken, and the car that had obviously knocked a hole in the house and fallen down."

image copyrightNigel Pepper
image captionA huge hole was left in the side of the house

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