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Family 'lucky to escape unharmed' after car ploughs into their hallway

The car ended up in the house's hallway. Photo: West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service TRU/PA Wire

A family of four had a lucky escape after a car ploughed into their home, demolishing the front door and leaving the vehicle half way up the hallway.

The car's male driver also walked away uninjured from his blue Audi S-line saloon after the accident happened in Coventry in the West Midlands at about 6.45pm, yesterday, West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said.

However, his female passenger had to be freed from the wreck by firefighters before being taken to hospital with neck, pelvic and leg injuries.

The family of two adults and two children were "extremely fortunate" not to have been injured, according to medics, after the car also partially demolished the staircase.

The house had to be shored up with wooden joists after the crash. Credit: West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service TRU/PA Wire

The black and white-render detached home was left with a gaping 10ft (3m) hole where the front door used to be.

Specially trained firefighters from West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service's technical rescue unit towed the car out of the house and then worked to shore up the front of the building in Earlsdon Avenue South, using wooden joists.

West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said the house was now safe, but the circumstances of how the crash occurred remain unknown.