Dog 'flew across room' as car crashed into Bristol house

The car crashed into the property on Monday night - leaving furniture strewn across the room Credit: BPM Media

A woman and child have been forced to move into temporary accommodation after a car smashed through the wall of their home.

The family's dog was thrown across the room as the result of the impact, with pictures from the scene showing furniture strewn about.

A window was also smashed in the collision, which happened at around 10pm on Ron Stone Road in Speedwell on Monday (November 29).

No-one was hurt, but the resident of the property, Leah, said she is badly bruised and her property is now uninhabitable.

She said: “I've got no sofa - my whole living room was destroyed. It's Christmas time, I don't have any money. I don't even know if we've got a house for Christmas."

  • Watch: The aftermath of the crash

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed two men in their late-teens are due to appear for a police interview at a later date following the crash. 

Speaking about what happened, Leah said the family had been for a night out to see Robin Hood and had not long been home when the incident happened.

"I sit down, I ring someone - the next thing I know, I can't see, I can't hear," she said.

"My dog goes flying, there's wood and dust and everything all over the place. Some wood hit me in my head, and then my sofa literally got thrown across the room.

"And then I climb out of all the rubble, and over the furniture and stuff that's now in the middle of the sofa. And then I go outside and there's millions of people outside and a car in my house."

Thankfully no-one was injured in the crash. Credit: BPM Media

Leah's French bulldog was not injured but she said she was "so scared" after the accident that she would not leave the room.

Leah went to hospital to get checked over. She says she is bruised with pain all over like a "whiplash" effect.

The home has been boarded up following the collision.

The property is run by housing association, Abri.

Director of housing and community involvement at Abri Michelle Dawson said: “Our housing team have been working closely with our customer and have secured temporary accommodation.

"We are also looking at longer-term accommodation, to make sure our customer has a safe and suitable home for Christmas if they’re not able to return home.”

Avon and Somerset Police attended the scene, alongside Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "The occupants of the vehicle, two males in their late teens, were taken to hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

"They are due to attend a police interview at a later date.

"Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 101 quoting reference 5221281029."

Avon Fire and Rescue said: "Crews from Temple was called to a dangerous structure at 22.33pm.

"On arrival, crews found the scene of an RTC involving a car which had collided with a house, compromising the building's structure."