Elderly woman unhurt after 'drink driver' crashes into her Shropshire house

Credit: Bridgnorth Fire Station

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a house in Shropshire causing ‘considerable damage.’

Bridgnorth Fire Station said crews were called to the collision on Princess Drive at around 8pm yesterday evening (11th October).

An elderly woman who was inside the property at the time is said to be unhurt, having been supported by local firefighters.

The front of the property suffered 'considerable damage.' Credit: Bridgnorth Fire Station

The station said the vehicle “impacted the building causing considerable damage to the front face of the property.” 

4 fire crews were sent to the scene, where they delivered 'trauma care' to the driver as well as comfort and support to the elderly resident.

Credit: Bridgnorth Fire Station

West Mercia Police said a 67-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital with non-life changing injuries: "Officers, West Midlands Ambulance and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue services attended the scene.

"The driver, a 67-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with non-life changing injuries.

"No other injuries were reported and the car was recovered.

"A woman, who was inside the home, was assessed by paramedics and discharged at the scene with self-care advice."

Bridgnorth Fire Station has since thanked the 999 caller who witnesses the crash, who they said gave “full and correct details to our Fire Control while dealing with First Aid and making contact with the occupier all on her own.”