Driver escapes from wreckage after house collapses on top of car in Ashton-Under-Lyne

House being demolished after car crashed into it
The house in Ashton-Under-Lyne is now being demolished Credit: Paul Hilton\ITV Granada

A woman arrested on suspicion of drink-driving has been released under investigation after a car crashed into a house which then collapsed.

The major incident happened on Canterbury Street in Ashton-under-Lyne shortly after 6:45pm on Thursday, 5 December.

Pictures from the scene showed the street cordoned off and covered in rubble after part of the house collapsed on top of the vehicle.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service say the driver freed herself from the wreckage of the car before the crews arrived.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after the incident in Ashton. Credit: MEN Media

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving but has since been released under investigation.

Greater Manchester Police say enquiries are continuing into the incident.

A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Fire Service said: "The incident involved a car colliding with a house causing significant structural damage. 

“The driver had freed herself from the car prior to crews’ arrival and is being treated at the scene by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). No other casualties have been reported.

“Firefighters remain in attendance, working with emergency service colleagues and Tameside Council to make the area safe.”

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