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Man arrested after car hits house

A car hit this property on the morning of Thursday 22 November 2012

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving after a car crashed into the bedroom of a property in Ascot.

The woman and baby inside the bedroom were taken to hospital for treatment, but are not believed to have serious injuries.

Thames Valley Police are investigating the circumstances leading to the incident.


Mum and baby escape unharmed after car drives into bedroom

'Miracle escape' for mum and baby Credit: RBFRS

A young mother and her three-month-old baby have been rescued alive and well after a car crashed into their bedroom in Ascot this morning.

Described as a having had a "miraculous escape" by Station Manager Adam Stevens, the woman and her child were found by firefighters and ambulance crews, who had to tunnel through the wreckage of the partially collapsed bungalow to find them.

They were discovered amongst the wreckage, trapped under the front of the vehicle and the bed.

Both were taken to hospital but it is believed they did not suffered serious injuries.

'Miracle escape' for mum and baby Credit: RBFRS

The woman’s father, who had also been in the house, had managed to climb through a kitchen window after the Range Rover hit the house, and call the emergency services.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) was called at 7.55am and sent two appliances, from Bracknell and Windsor.

Surrey Fire and Rescue sent two fire engines to the scene, from Egham and Camberley.

The RBFRS Heavy Rescue Unit and multi-role command vehicle from Dee Road, Reading, were also mobilised but were not required.