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Car crashes into house in Sturry Road in Canterbury

By Jack Dyson

A soldier has described the moment a car crashed through the front of his house in the early hours of this morning.

Callum Browne, who lives with four others at the rented property in Sturry Road, had been asleep when he was woken by a loud bang and the house shaking at 4.40am.

The 24-year-old says he heard a loud, continuous car horn and then his house-mate banging on his bedroom door.

Callum Browne was woken in the early hours by a car crashing into his house. (4758685)
Callum Browne was woken in the early hours by a car crashing into his house. (4758685)

"I thought 'please let that be across the road'," he said.

But when the bleary-eyed house-mates came downstairs they found a Toyot Aygo in their front room.

"It looked like a grenade had gone off," said Mr Browne. "The driver was just sat there saying 'I'm so embarrassed'.

"It's quite impressive we were hit seeing as we're in the middle of a straight road."

The damage caused to the house in Sturry Road. (4758687)
The damage caused to the house in Sturry Road. (4758687)

Mr Browne, who served at 3PWRR in Sturry Road and is currently undergoing Army training, says it was quite an experience.

He says his landlord is currently looking into getting the damage repaired, but that it is business as usual for those living in the house, who have to get to work.

He added: "There's a great big hole, the door's busted in and a (downstairs) bedroom door won't close as it's damaged.

"Some of the walls will have to be replaced as they're all askew.

"When they start pulling out what they need to pull out to rebuild it, it could fall down."

Police shut Sturry Road after a car went into a house. (4757784)
Police shut Sturry Road after a car went into a house. (4757784)

Police attended the scene along with an ambulance crew and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be serious.

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