BMW driver escapes serious injury in late-night crash at pub

Beerhouse crash

A BMW driver crashed into the Beerhouse pub, Bury St Edmunds, on Friday night - Credit: DAVID MARJORAM

A driver was freed by firefighters after his car hit a pub in Bury St Edmunds on Friday night.

Police were called by paramedics to reports a man had been hurt in a collision with a building in Tayfen Road at around 11.30pm.

Three fire engines were also called to the scene to help free the driver, who had become trapped in his car.

Crews managed to release him within half an hour and then focused their attention on assessing the pub, which a police spokesman confirmed was The Beerhouse.

The venue's owner, David Marjoram, tweeted pictures of the incident showing the scale of the damage, adding that the driver was not badly hurt.

Damage to Beerhouse after BMW crash

The pub's owner, David Marjoram, tweeted pictures of damage inside the Beerhouse after Friday's collision - Credit: David Marjoram

A section of footpath outside the venue, at the top of Station Hill, remains closed while further investigations are carried out, the spokesman added.

The man was left in the care of paramedics and police said his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

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Witnesses to the crash and anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference 402 of Friday, February 12. 

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