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Land Rover crashes into front of an Old Basing bungalow
AN ELDERLY resident and a woman driver had a lucky escape after her car crashed into the front of a bungalow in a freak accident.
A man was in the property in Park Lane, Old Basing, when the woman’s automatic blue Land Rover smashed into the front of the home, causing extensive damage.
Members of the police, fire and rescue, and ambulance services were all sent to the scene after the dramatic crash happened at 11.45am today.
Basingstoke fire station Blue Watch crew manager Phil Hoban, who attended the scene, said it is believed the driver of the vehicle was visiting a friend at a neighbouring house in Park Lane, and that the accident occurred when she was turning in the driveway.
He said: “She probably put her foot on the accelerator rather than the brake, and it was then that she careered across a verge and the neighbouring driveway, clipping another vehicle before her car went into the front of the bungalow.”
The elderly man in the bungalow was taken to Basingstoke hospital for a check-up. The woman driver was badly shaken but did not require hospital treatment.
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