Thursday, 16 January 2014

Car attacks house, today's episode

From The Daily Mail:

A 28-year-old woman has described the terrifying moment a speeding car fleeing police officers ploughed into her house as she slept.

She was in bed at her semi-detached property in Leeds, West Yorkshire, when the BMW skipped over a grass verge and smashed into her front room at 2am yesterday.

Three-bed semi detached houses like that in Leeds sell for anything between £90,000 and £300,000, it all depends on exactly which part of Leeds (sadly not stated in the article).

The Daily Mail doesn't usually mention the house price if it's in a low-value area, so we'll have to assume more towards the £90,000 end. Or less, if the downstairs bay window is all smashed in.

My tip: don't buy a house at the top of a T-junction.


James Higham said...

Yes but where was the cow ... or are you branching out?

Mark Wadsworth said...

JH, I noticed a year or two ago that there are loads of "vehicle hits building" stories, it happens a couple of times a month.

i.e. it is more likely that your house will be struck by a vehicle than you are attacked by a cow (unless you are a farm worker).

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DBC Reed said...

It was most likely on a "council" estate .The police do not get involved in wild car chases in "nice" areas.Especially at this time of night.The make of car suggests the type of people whom the police like chasing.