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Neighbours in Elm Park left shocked after car ploughs through gardens and into home

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 July 2016

A car ploughed across gardens and into a house in Easedale Drive, Elm Park, this morning. Photo: George Downs

A car ploughed across gardens and into a house in Easedale Drive, Elm Park, this morning. Photo: George Downs

George Downs

Neighbours were shocked after a car careered through several gardens and ploughed into a house on a quiet residential road.

Police were called to the accident in Easedale Drive, Elm Park, on Wednesday at 7.29am after a driver had a “medical episode” at the wheel.

Tina Hunnam, who lives in the conjoining Wood Lane said she couldn’t believe the “carnage” left by the car.

The car is believed to have travelled along Wood Lane and hit a lamppost before driving through several garden walls, a patio and eventually coming to stop after hitting a house.

Mrs Hunnam said: “The car has managed to go through so much before coming to a stop.

“I hope the guy is OK but it could have been a lot worse. It’s lucky no one was killed as you often see people walking their dogs down the road.”

The florist says she was at work at the time and was in shock upon her return to the family home.

She said: “The amount of damage was quite unbelievable.

“There were people everywhere when I got back.

“But the council were on it straight away as no one could get down the drive as it was full of bricks.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “It looks like a medical episode at the wheel.

“The car was driven across some gardens causing damage.

“The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital and doesn’t appear to be in a serious condition.”

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service confirmed the driver was taken to hospital “without blue lights”.

Mrs Hunnam says her van is now likely to be written off because of the extensive damage. But she was very complimentary to the emergency services who were on hand quickly. The Elm Park resident said: “All the services were brilliant and arrived in good time.

“The driver was seen to by medics in the back of an ambulance and the council were able to secure the lamppost.”

No arrests have been made.


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