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Trio in lucky escape from car crash

An elderly man and his two grandsons had a lucky escape after a "freak car accident" in which their vehicle left the road, cleared a six foot wall, clipped the side of a house and landed on top of a parked car.

Emergency services said it was miraculous nobody was hurt in the accident in Seabridge Lane in Newcastle-under-Lyme, which happened around 5.30pm today.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) spokeswoman said: "When the emergency services arrived they found a car which had reportedly left the road, cleared a six foot wall and clipped the side of a house before landing precariously on top of a parked car.

"Miraculously the three occupants, an elderly man and his two grandsons, believed to be in their late teens, were out of the car and had sustained no serious injuries.

"The elderly man, the driver of the car, was given a full assessment by crews and immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board due to the mechanism of the crash.

"One of the grandsons sustained shoulder pain. All three were taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.

"Given the nature of the crash, it was miraculous that no one was more seriously or even fatally injured."

Two ambulances and a paramedic area support officer attended the scene, she added.

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