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Movie and pix: Car crashes into a house in York – YorkMix

Movie and pix: Car crashes into a house in York

A car crashed into a house in York in the early hours of today (Sunday).

Four people were hurt in the accident in Clifton at about 1.25am.

The white VW Golf car, with three people inwards, left the road on Rivelin Way and smashed through the wall and into the living room of the house on Morehall Close.

A man sitting on the sofa in the room was hit and suffered serious injuries.

The car then burst into flames, setting fire to the house.

Four in hospital

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the three people in the car managed to get out before it caught fire.

They were taken to hospital with head injuries. These are said to be minor.

The man who was in the living room went to hospital with “severe lower limb injuries”. However serious, his injuries are not thought to be life menacing.

Also inwards the house at the time were the man’s wifey and child. They were not injured.

Fire crews from Acomb, Huntington, York and Tadcaster tackled the car and house fire with two hoses, a thermal imaging camera, lighting and four breathing apparatus to tackle the incident.

Both the house and the car were severely bruised in the blaze.

A man in the living room was gravely injured in the crash. Photograph: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire The VW Golf smashed through a wall after leaving Rivelin Way. Photograph: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire Fire crews put out the fire began by the crash. Photograph: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire One man has been arrested. Photograph: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire The scene in the early hours of this morning. Photograph: Andrew Whitney Swift act by the emergency services and residents ensured no lives were lost. Photograph: Andrew Whitney

Fortunate no one died

A man in his 20s, believed to be the driver of the car, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Sgt Paul Cording told Minster FM: “It’s astounding that no one has lost their lives in this incident.

“And that’s down, in no uncertain terms, to the local residents, family members and emergency services who have helped get all of the people away from there.”

Sgt Cording said the influence caused a fire which has gravely bruised both the car and the house.

By 7am on Sunday (September Three) police were still at the scene.

Crash investigators are attempting to find out what led to the car leaving the road and hitting the house.

The car, a white Volkswagen Golf R, is being recovered from the living room area of the house following a structural assessment of the property.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who eyed the car in the moments leading up to the collision as it travelled along Longwood Road/ Rivelin Way, or elsewhere in the Clifton area.

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