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By Tom Gibson | January 10, 2023

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Miraculously no injuries were reported in the incident and the driver was able to scramble out of the car

Drunk driver demolishes home

A woman has been arrested in Greater Manchester after smashing her X5 into a house on the corner of a street, causing it to collapse.

Extraordinary pictures detail the scale of the damage and, according to reports, the woman was able to somehow escape from the car despite it being covered by bricks.

The driver was treated at the scene and then arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A GMP spokesman said: "At 6:45pm on Thursday, January 5 officers attended a road traffic collision on Canterbury Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside.

"A car collided with a building causing part of the building to collapse. Officers and emergency services are in attendance and a scene is in place. One woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has been taken into police custody as enquiries continue."

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 6.45pm on Thursday 5 January, fire crews were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Canterbury Street, Ashton.

“Two fire engines from Ashton and Stalybridge stations, as well as the technical rescue unit from Ashton, quickly attended the scene. The incident involved a car colliding with a house causing significant structural damage.

“The driver had freed herself from the car prior to crews’ arrival and is being treated at the scene by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). No other casualties have been reported.

“Firefighters remain in attendance, working with emergency service colleagues and Tameside Council to make the area safe.”

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