Thursday, 18 February 2016

Cars v buildings

I've not done one of these for a while, so here are some of the highlights of the year so far:

Daily Record:

A FAMILY escaped unhurt when a car crashed into their living room as they sat watching TV.

Christine Armit was relaxing with partner Patrik Benneryd and her children Ryan and Emily when the Honda Civic ploughed through the wall. A neighbour said the motor shunted the sofa – where Ryan, 24, had been lying – across the room.

Wales Online:

A car has crashed through a shop window in a Carmarthenshire business park.

Police and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Cross Hands Business Park, near Ammanford, at 11.08am today. The vehicle had crashed into the window of the Home Bargains store but no-one was injured in the collision.

The Telegraph:

This is the moment an out-of-control car ploughed through the front window of an estate agents on a busy high street.

The driver, who was miraculously unhurt, smashed a Nissan Micra into Roger Dean estate agents in Stockport, Greater Manchester.  The astonishing CCTV footage, captured around 4:50pm on Sunday, shows the moment she sped into the shop window before attempting to reverse out of the wreckage.

Interestingly, the article doesn't say whether any estate agents were hurt :-)

The Press:

POLICE are searching for two men after a car crashed into a North Yorkshire shop.

The crash happened in the early hours of Sunday in Starbeck High Street, near Harrogate, when a black BMW crashed through the window of Staiano motorcycle shop after ploughing through bollards and street furniture.

Evening Standard:

A car has careered through the front of a mobile phone shop after being pursued by police though Crouch End.

The car sped up Crouch End Broadway before smashing through the window of the shop in Park Road. Police later recovered a large quantity of what are believed to be drugs from the car, and the driver was arrested after he was chased on foot.