A couple living in Epsom in Surrey have had one of the harshest wake-ups imaginable, after a speeding car smashed through the wall of their first-floor bedroom as they slept and came to rest just inches away from them. Phil Bayles reports.
The silver Lexus came around a bend in Bridge Road, Epsom, mounted a parked Audi and flew into the side of the house, Surrey Police said. The incident happened at 3am on Sunday and punched a large hole in the brick house, causing considerable damage to the owner's bedroom and an en-suite bathroom.
The couple escaped unscathed, and three men who were travelling in the Lexus were taken to Epsom Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
A number of other cars were also damaged in the incident, and a postbox, road sign and fence were destroyed.
A structural engineer was called to assess the property as police investigated the cause of the accident.