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Woman's narrow escape as house is hit by car

A woman has had a lucky escape after a car crashed through the front of her house after going out of control.

The terraced house on Whincroft Road in east Belfast’s Braniel estate sustained serious damage in yesterday’s impact.

It is believed the driver was an elderly man. He was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Councillor Carole Howard said the householder had a narrow escape.

“I spoke with her shortly after the accident and she said at that time she would have normally been in the room that the car crashed into, but was thankfully out of the house,” said the Alliance representative.

“We could have been looking at somebody being seriously injured or worse in this incident. It also happened at a time when children would have been walking home in the area after school finished.

“I believe the elderly driver was taken to hospital as he suffered minor injuries. I hope he is able to recover quickly from his injuries.

“I would also like to praise the quick response of council officials who have secured the house in the short -term before it is properly repaired.”

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