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Car crashes into house in Quarry Walk, Hythe

By KentOnline reporter

A pensioner has crashed a car into a house in Hythe.

The elderly woman was helped out of the vehicle by paramedics following the crash in Quarry Walk.

The Volkswagen Polo was left hanging precariously in the side of the wall after smashing into the house.

A building inspector attended to survey the damage
A building inspector attended to survey the damage

Emergency crews including firefighters and the ambulance service were called at around 4.30pm.

The vehicle was found balanced between a garden wall and the house.

An elderly woman was treated for chest injuries before being taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

The structural integrity of the house was assessed by a building control officer.

Police confirmed no arrests were made and that inquiries are ongoing into the cause of the crash.

A spokesman said: "Police were called to a collision, involving a car and a house, in Quarry Walk, Hythe, at 4.35pm on Wednesday, September 6 2017.

"No serious injuries were reported however the driver of the car was taken to a local hospital."

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "One ambulance crew attended the scene after a call reporting a single vehicle crash. One patient with chest pain was assessed and treated before being taken to William Harvey Hospital."

The building was inspected by a building control officer from Shepway District Council. A spokesman for the council said: "Our principal building control officer went to the site of the crash yesterday evening.

"He advised that it would be okay to move the car providing the roof was shored up to support it. There was no other requirement."

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