Norfolk: Child’s miraculous escape after car ploughs through his bedroom wall

A CHILD miraculously escaped injury when an Audi careered out of control and crashed through his bedroom wall.

The family, a couple and their two children, were awoken by the collision in Norwich Road, Strumpshaw - east of Norwich - at about 2am.

Mark Bedwell, watch manager at Acle fire station, said: “We found the car had collided with the house and caused considerable structural damage.

“We immediately evacuated the family from the property and called a structural engineer to come and inspect it. He advised it was best to leave the car in place until the house could be properly shored up.”

He said it appeared that the car had been travelling down Mill Road and failed to stop at the junction with Norwich Road in front of the house.

“The car mainly collided with one of the children’s bedrooms so it was extremely lucky no one was seriously injured. I believe the boy in the bedroom was checked over by an ambulance crew at the scene.”

The family, who were able to stay in one part of their house, declined to talk about their experiences this morning,

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Police confirmed they had arrested one man on suspicion of drink-driving.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service confirmed that a crew had checked over a teenage boy at the scene. He had minor injuries and shock but did not need to go to hospital.