Living room demolished in Market Drayton crash


Wednesday 26th February 2014 – 4.30pm – Claire Brown.

“It was lucky no one was in the living room”. These were the words of Paramedic Area Support Officer, Kevin Errington, after a car ended up crashing through a cottage wall in a Market Drayton village this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call to reports of a car which had collided with a property in London Road, Knighton at 2.30pm (Wednesday). A local community first responder, an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When crews arrived they found a car which had crashed through the external wall of a cottage and was protruding into the living room.

“The occupants of the car, a husband and wife thought to be in their 60s, were out of the vehicle. An assessment by ambulance crews found they were miraculously unhurt though understandably shaken.

“The fire service removed the vehicle from the property and the police arranged for builders and a structural engineer to assess the damage.

“Given the damage caused, it was very fortunate that no one was in the living room at the time of the crash as it could’ve been a very different outcome.”



Notes to Editors: Please credit West Midlands Ambulance Service for the photographs. I’m afraid I have no more details regarding this incident.


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s