Car crashes into garage

ACCIDENT: Weardale Avenue, South Bents.
ACCIDENT: Weardale Avenue, South Bents.
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A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his car smashed through a wall and into the side of a garage.

The incident happened in Weardale Avenue, South Bents, Seaburn, when the car slammed into a wall in front of the house, before hitting the garage.

ACCIDENT: Weardale Avenue, South Bents.

ACCIDENT: Weardale Avenue, South Bents.

Bricks from the garage came away leaving a hole in the side. The car, a Honda Civic, was also left badly damaged following the incident.

Rosalind Scott, who has lived in the house for 18 years, said: “I phoned the emergency services right away.

“I don’t really know how it happened, but I think it was just an accident. Hopefully I’ll be able to sort out the insurance soon.”

Officers are now investigating exactly what happened.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “We received a report at 3.50pm of a car crashing into a garage in Weardale Avenue.

“There appears to have been one person in the car, the driver, who wasn’t injured.

“Arrangements were then made for the car to be removed.”

No-one was injured in the crash, which happened on Thursday.

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