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Car hits A&T worker’s family home on Lyndhurst Road in Brockenhurst





“IT was like a tremor from an earthquake” – this was how a man described the moment a car struck his family’s Brockenhurst home.

James Marshall and his parents, David and Lisa, had a rude awakening when a Skoda Fabia ploughed into their house on Lyndhurst Road around 6.45am on Sunday 30th June.

Passers-by and refuse workers were first to arrive at the scene where, luckily, no one was seriously hurt.

The car's bonnet was left crumpled
The car's bonnet was left crumpled
Damage caused to the property by the impact
Damage caused to the property by the impact

James, who works in media sales at the A&T, said: “My family was woken to a big shake, like a tremor from an earthquake.

“We could then see a car out of our lounge window that had gone straight into the house.

“The inner plasterboard inside the house had also been pushed in.

“We had called for the police and ambulance, but the first on scene were the bin men who helped to direct traffic before the firefighters made the short trip from down the road.”

A fire crew from Lyndhurst provided emergency care to the female driver who, according to police, suffered a minor foot injury. They also moved the vehicle.

It is understood the casualty had been on her way to work at Lymington hospital when she reportedly swerved to avoid a cat.

The car struck the house around 6.45am
The car struck the house around 6.45am

A Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “A USAR [urban search and rescue] advisor assessed the scene determining there was no structural impact upon the building.”

But, pointing out this was not the first time a vehicle had crashed into the house, James said his parents were left with the stress of sorting out repairs.

“Unfortunately over the last couple of years we have had several lorries scrape the side of our house, we have had our garden wall knocked down twice, and now a car crashing in the front of the house,” he continued.

“Not only does it cause an eyesore, it is also a pain going through different insurance companies to have the work required paid for.

“It also causes my mum and dad a significant amount of stress, this time especially as the lounge is currently being re-done.”

Part of the vehicle was left embedded in the corner of the house
Part of the vehicle was left embedded in the corner of the house

Anyone with information about the crash should contact officers online at hampshire.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting reference 44240275494.



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