Close escape as car hits bungalow

PUBLISHED: 12:33 17 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

The damaged front of the March bungalow after the car had been towed away

The damaged front of the March bungalow after the car had been towed away

A MARCH pensioner had a miraculous escape when a car crashed through a bedroom wall of her bungalow. Peggy Gibson, 83, had gone to close the curtains in her bedroom at about 7.45pm on Friday when the car smashed into the wall of the other bedroom. Minutes

A MARCH pensioner had a miraculous escape when a car crashed through a bedroom wall of her bungalow.

Peggy Gibson, 83, had gone to close the curtains in her bedroom at about 7.45pm on Friday when the car smashed into the wall of the other bedroom.

Minutes later Mrs Gibson would have been in the room as the car went into the wall sending brickwork flying. Her husband Robert was at the back of the Cherrywood Avenue bungalow in the lounge.

She said: "I heard this terrific thud and couldn't think what had happened, the whole of the house just shook. I couldn't move so I called for Robert to have a look and see what was happening."

As 85-year-old Mr Gibson went to open the front door the car driver, Adam Sutton of Deptford Close, March, stood there shaking, asking if the couple were hurt.

Mrs Gibson said: "I was so relieved that he wasn't badly injured I just couldn't believe how anyone got out of the car alive, never mind uninjured."

Neighbours called emergency services and stayed with the couple until paramedics checked them over. The car was removed from scene and the bungalow, which needs extensive repair work, was made safe.

Mrs Gibson said: "We would like thank all neighbours and friends for their kindness over the past week. They have been absolutely wonderful.


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