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Car smashes into Epsom couple's bedroom

Car crashes into house. Credit: Photo: John Langdon Ltd

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.

Car crashes into house. Credit: Philippe Sibelly

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.