Driver escapes serious injury after car nearly hits house

A car crashed into a telegraph pole, narrowly avoiding a house, in King Edward's Road, Tynemouth. Picture by John Millard.
A car crashed into a telegraph pole, narrowly avoiding a house, in King Edward's Road, Tynemouth. Picture by John Millard.

A driver escaped without any serious injuries after her car came within inches of hitting a house.

Emergency services were called to King Edward’s Road, Tynemouth, at 2.20pm today (Wednesday) after the silver Rover car went through a fence and hit a telegraph pole, coming to a halt just before the house.

A police spokesperson said: “A pole came down and substantial damage was caused to the car.

“The female driver did not need to go to hospital but was checked over by ambulance crews for minor leg injuries at the scene.”