Teenager rescues driver who crashes car into his house in Mawney Road, Romford

A heroic teenager rescued a driver after he crashed his car into his house on Sunday morning.

Jack Stilgoe, 18 freed the 31-year-old man from his silver Vauxhall Vectra after it ploughed through the front of the house in Mawney Road, ROmford on Sunday November 27 at around 6.58am

Jack said: “It was just an instinct that I had to get him out of the car.

“I thought the whole house was going to blow up and I just wanted to get him out before he was hurt.”

The 18-year-old who was staying in the house with brother, George, 16 and his sister Grace, 22 while his parents were on their way back from holiday, was woken by a bang at around 6.58am.

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After escaping from the house through the back entrance, they came around to the front of the house where they saw that a car had gone through their portch.

Jack pulled the semi conscious man out of the car and laid him on the pavement while resident Eamon Mahon laid a coat under the man’s head giving him support.

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London Ambulance Crews also attended where the man was taken as a priority to Queen’s Hospital, ROmford.

Jack said: “I could just hear lots of buzzing and hissing noises.

“There was lots of debris and bricks when we came downstairs and I didn’t even realise that a car had gone through the house because of the amount of dust.”

Mr Mahon, who heard the bang said: “It was like a horror story, it’s not the sort of thing you can imagine.”

Crews from the London Fire Brigade also attended where the the area was made safe.

Their parents,who were due home at around 4pm on the same day, were told about the incident before they arrived.

The family are currently assessing the damage to the house.

Jack said: “There is a lot of structural damage to the house but the most important thing was that we were alright, it’s just bricks and mortar.

“It was a really sureal experience, it is not the sort of thing you expect to see at 7am in the morning.”

He added: “I just want to thank all my neighbours for their help and their offers of lots of cups of teas.”

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