Warning to drivers after car crashes into house

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Pictures: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Pictures: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

A CAR crashed into a house after the driver’s hand reportedly slipped off the steering wheel.

Rewley Road fire station was called to the incident in Valentia Road, Headington, earlier this afternoon.

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service reported: “On arrival, firefighters closed the road and evacuated the building and used a gas monitor to check for a gas leak due to the gas meter being damaged in the collision.

“Luckily there was no structural damage to the building, only the fence and gas meter were damaged, but thankfully there were no gas leaks.

“The collision is thought to of been caused when the drivers hand slipped off the steering wheel and they lost control.”

Oxford Mail: Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Oxford Mail: Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oxford Mail: Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Oxford Mail: Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Picture: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Incident commander Jason Clifford said nobody was hurt in the incident and that he was surprised there was not more damage to the building or gas main.

He urged drivers to take care while driving and to fully concentrate on what they are doing when behind the wheel.

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This story was written by Liam Rice, he joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Liam covers politics, travel and transport. He occasionally covers Oxford United.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Liam.rice@newsquest.co.uk

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