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Sheerness couple stunned after car ploughs into garden wall and bush in Medway Road

17 August 2014
by Hayley Robinson

For once Jayne Langworthy is grateful her husband didn’t listen to her.

She has been asking Andrew, 55, to remove a bush from the front garden of their home in Medway Road, Sheerness, for several years.
But the trees, along with a brick wall, are the only reason why a car didn’t plough into their living room on Saturday night.
The car hit a wall and bush

The car hit a wall and bush

The pair were in bed when they were woken by a loud bang followed by their two Yorkshire Terriers Buddy and Buster, barking just before midnight.
Bleary-eyed she went to the window to see what had happened.
The 52-year-old, who runs her own business Jayne’s Sweet Sensations, said: “I saw some people, the car didn’t click at that moment, you know what it’s like when you’ve just opened your eyes?
Car crashed into garden bush

Car crashed into garden bush

Hole where car ploughed into bush

Hole where car ploughed into bush

“I went down the stairs opened the door and was greeted by a load of neighbours standing there, then I saw the car. Someone had already called the police.
“I was shocked. I shouted at my husband to come down. His reaction was disbelief.
“We’ve lived here 29 years and nothing like this has happened before.
“I’m not sure what it’s going to cost [to repair].
Wall destroyed after car smashed into it

Wall destroyed after car smashed into it

“We’re lucky it didn’t come into our living room or the house next door.
“I’ve wanted the bushes taken out for years but my husband didn’t want to. Had they not been there it could have been worse.”

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