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    a car just crashed into my house!

    was just sitting here, reading AOC when I heard screeching of brakes, an almighty THUMP and, fearing the worst (there are quite a few accidents on this corner) I rushed outside to find a black jag or rover stationary in the street, and a silver golf back-end into my sister's house (which I'm house sitting this weekend) The black car drove away, a woman walking along said the silver one had just missed hitting the black one and forced him into my road, we went over to the golf and found it locked and empty.

    The witness hadn't seen anyone get out of it, she just saw it going backwards down the street (on a hill) in front of the black car, mounted the kerb, narrowly missed a parked car and came to an abrupt halt against my wall. Luckily it's an old stone built house and it hit the most solid bit - the corner, so fortunately the house appears ok. The golf, however needs a new tail light and bumper, and possibly work behind the bumper.

    Not knowing whose it was I called the police, however when they were on their way a woman came out of a house further up and said it was hers. The handbrake had been on, but had failed. As she didn't leave it in gear on the hill, it just started rolling.

    I couldn't get pics unfortunately as (1) no camera (2) camera phone full (3) no flash on the camera phone and (4) too dark, but I did get names/addresses of the witnesses and the car owner, and the cops said she was insured just in case there is any damage to the house which we can't see yet, but I'm sure it'll be fine tbh.

    Was just a bit of an interesting interlude to the evening.

    Kirsty

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    bloody hell! hope ur ok hun
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    yeah, no one was hurt, the black car driver probably needs a change of underwear but he drove off so no idea, lucky it didn't hit any pedestrians or other cars.

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    wow, excitement then, at least no-one important seems to have gotten hurt :P


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    so twin airbags could come in handy even sitting in an armchair !!

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    kinda wierd that a similar thing happened to Matt when he was about 16 - he was sitting in his front room on the sofa watching tv when a transit van driven by a drunk smashed through the wall, shoving him across the room and pinning him behind the sofa against the back wall, luckily he wasn't hurt, only shaken. His house is on a corner too. We do get quite a few accidents outside this house, like my sister's old polo was rear ended by joyriders outside a couple of years ago, and a few times a year there are some loud T-bone accidents at the junction, boyracers and bikers whizz up the hill at stupid speeds all the time, but it's the first time there hasn't been a driver involved!

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    I was just looking at the local news to see if the guy up stairs had made the head lines and sore this, thought of you!!

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    I dont care how light the impact was.. the house wants looking at by the structural engineer.. Its no good cracks appearing in a years time and then deciding it needs looking at as you'll probably get nowhere..
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    my sister is calling her insurers when she gets home tomorrow to discuss it, I leave it with her.

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    when i read the title, i thought you were joking, least no body was hurt.

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