Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Miracle escape as taxi hits house

A family had a narrow escape after a taxi crashed into their living room early Wednesday. The family, who were sleeping upstairs, were woken up at around 04:00 GMT [05:00 local] as the silver Ford Galaxy crashed through the perimeter wall and through the front window into their lounge. Fortunately the taxi had just dropped its passenger at Wickford Station in Essex. The driver, a 49 year old man, was uninjured but was hospitalised suffering from shock. The family were also unhurt but had to be re-housed after surveyors declared the structure unsafe. It took salvage crews nearly 10 hours to make the property safe and remove the vehicle [Basildon Echo / BBC]

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