Two people summoned to court after car crashes through wall of house in Weybourne
PUBLISHED: 14:19 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:41 18 December 2017
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Two people have been summoned to court after the vehicle they were in crashed through the wall of a house Weybourne, on the north Norfolk coast.
The red Volkswagen car was travelling down the A149 at around 9.20pm and as it reached a turn in the road crashed through the window of a house, leaving only the rear end of the car outside of the building.
The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed they were called at 9.26pm and two ambulances and two rapid response vehicles attended and gave care and treatment to two patients.
One of the patients was out of the vehicle by the time that crews arrived and they had minor injuries.
The other patient was trapped in the vehicle after sustaining leg injuries and had to be freed by firefighters.
Both were taken by ambulance to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in a stable condition.
Norfolk police later said that the driver had failed a roadside breathalyser test and had been driving with a provisional licence.
The passenger, who would have been responsible for supervising the driver, was also found to be over the limit.
They have not been formally charged but have been reported for a court summons.
A resident who lives near to the house and called the emergency services, said: “We were just sat on the sofa when all of a sudden there was this loud bang.
“The car must have lost control, it can be an awkward junction but we didn’t hear the sound of screeching brakes, just the bang.
“They went straight into a window. If it had hit a wall it would have been a lot worse. It is also lucky that no one was sitting in the living room. It makes me shudder to think of what could have happened if they were.”
Lyndon Swift who works at the nearby pub, The Ship Inn, said he and a colleague were leaving the pub at the time of the accident and ran to the house to help.
“We went round the corner having just left work and the car was half way into the house. We tried to get through and help calm the passenger.
“The car was three quarters of the way into the house and the damage was very extensive. The car went straight through the window it was really fortunate it was not the wall.”