Tenant makes miracle escape after reckless driver ploughs through his wall as he was sat in living room

Smash: The car ploughed through the flat wall in the West Midlands on Saturday night. (SWNS)

A flat tenant had a miracle escape after a reckless driver smashes into their ground floor home and missed them by inches.

The silver Volkswagen Polo ploughed through the side of the building in Russells Hall, West Mids on Saturday night.

Miraculously, the resident of the flat escaped injury after a piece of ceiling fell to the floor and he moved away.

Fire crews had to cut the driver - who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving - from the car.

Commander Andy Clay from Dudley fire station, said: 'One man was in the flat at the time and managed to get out, but fire crews had to rescue the person that was driving the car.

'The resident was shocked. He said something fell from the ceiling and then all of a sudden a car was in the room.'

Residents living in the block were evacuated as a precaution while a tech rescue team assessed the stability of the building.




Jake Stone, 29, was in bed when the VW smashed into his neighbour's flat with such force it shook the entire building.

He said: 'There was a loud bang around ten O'Clock and the whole building just shook.'

The person who lives in the flat was in the room at the time - he got covered in dust from all the bricks but luckily he was on the other side of the room when the car collided with the wall.'

He managed to get himself out of the flat and even tried to help the driver of the car.'It must have been horrendous for him.'

All six were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday after it was deemed safe following the smash at 10pm on Saturday night.

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