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Man arrested after car ploughs into garage in Bramshott Close in Allington

30 July 2014
by Claire McWethy

A man has been arrested after the car he was driving ploughed into a garage.

The crash happened in Bramshott Close, Allington at just after 11pm yesterday.

Firefighters from two crews were called and helped to free the man using a winch, after the wooden garage began to collapse onto the car.

A car crashed into a garage in Allington

A car crashed into a garage in Allington

Witness Maureen Rider, 78, was just going to bed when she saw the collision.

She said: "I saw my neighbour's son's car was backing out of the driveway and I thought it was unusual to be going out at that time, especially as the door was open.

"Within a split second or two it rocketed forward up the drive and I heard a smash..." - neighbour Maureen Rider

"Within a split second or two it rocketed forward up the drive and I heard a smash. The doors are made of a tinny material so it made a real racket and brought the whole street out.

"A couple of young men went to help but they couldn't get to him so they called 999."

It is thought the car crashed into a freezer being stored in the garage. 

Today the door had been removed and the entrance taped off - and a car with damage to the front bumper and side mirror was still parked on the drive.

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. He was treated by ambulance crews at the scene. 

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