Chorley man walks away unhurt from crash into home

Chorley Citizen: DESTRUCTION TRAIL: The Seat Cupra as it came to rest in the back of a home, main picture DESTRUCTION TRAIL: The Seat Cupra as it came to rest in the back of a home, main picture

A DRIVER had an amazing escape after his car crashed through a fence, leaving a trail of destruction before embedding itself into a conservatory.

The car, a white Seat Cupra, left the road on Lower Burgh Way, Chorley at around 3.30am on Saturday.

After mounting the pavement the vehicle passed through a seven foot-high wooden fence, travelled down a steep embankment and ploughed through two domestic gardens, demolishing part of a another fence before smashing into the house.

A police spokesman said: “We had reports that a car had left the road and travelled around 50 yards before colliding with a house on The Cedars.

“Thankfully, the householders were asleep upstairs at the time and there were no reported injuries.”

The male driver, who was travelling alone towards Eaves Green from the Duxbury area, was not arrested after the incident.

A breath test taken at the scene was negative.

Police said the driver had voluntarily agreed to attend a police station at a later date to give a statement about the incident.

The Seat car remained stuck in the conservatory and garden on Monday evening, almost three days after the crash.

The point where the car passed through the fence is yards away from a roundabout and a 90 degree turn in the road.

The man whose house was damaged, who did not wish to be named, said he had concerns about ‘the lack of road safety measures on Lower Burgh Way’.

He added: “I’m trying to sort out my insurance and get the whole thing cleared up as soon as I can.

“I don’t really want to dwell on it. The driver was very shocked and has apologised to us since it happened.”

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