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Car ploughs through garden wall in Southampton
A CAR has smashed through a wall in Southampton, knocking over a pensioner in the process.
The driver, a 71-year-old woman, told police she had mistakenly put her car into reverse, but in doing so the car collided with a 73-year-old man, thought to be her husband, as he was getting into the front passenger seat.
The car also collided with a silver Renault Trafic van, as well as the garden wall.
Both police officers and paramedics are on the scene.
An ambulance spokesman said they are treating two patients and have one ambulance at the scene.
The extent of the couple's injuries are unknown, she added.
Their car is registered in Cwmbran in Gwent.
The call came in at 3.46pm and a Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said officers are awaiting recovery of the vehicles.
One Daily Echo reader, who did not want to be named, said: “In all the years I have lived here I have never seen anything quite like it. The car has gone through a curved garden wall at 45 degrees. The driver must have been going at some force. It looks quite horrific.”
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