Car hits council home in Spalding

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A DRIVER escaped injury when his car ploughed through a fence and hit a council-owned house in Royce Road, Spalding, on Friday teatime.

The garden fence was demolished and a small chunk of masonry was knocked out of the front wall.

The resident, who does not wish to be named, said: “I was at the shop when my two daughters came chasing after me and said a car had landed in our front garden.”

He understands the car driver had swerved to avoid an oncoming car.

The householder said he had only just put up a brand new fence to replace an old one and, luckily, moved his car trailer to one side of the small front garden.

Police say the accident happened at 5.05pm and the car involved – a blue Peugeot – was driven by a local man in his 40s.

A South Holland District Council spokesman said the council was thankful no one was hurt but was still treating it as “a critical incident given the potential for it to have been more serious”.