A van has crashed into a 16th century cottage in Bedfordshire, smashing through its front door and becoming lodged in […]
A van has crashed into a 16th century cottage in Bedfordshire, smashing through its front door and becoming lodged in the wall.
The driver, a 34-year-old man, has been arrested and is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Val Fossey, who has lived in the house for 14 years said: “We were in the living room and I was about to go up to bed, but my husband said to watch the end of the news.”
“There was a dreadful noise – like an earthquake. This van came flying over a hedge and crashed into our hall and kitchen. If I had left the room I don’t know what would have happened,” she said.
One resident who saw the van stuck in the side of the old cottage, said: “It looks like a piece of modern art.”
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: “A 34-year-old man from Maulden was arrested at the scene on suspicion of being unable to drive through drink or drugs and is currently in police custody.”
Luckily, the thatched cottage has been found to be structurally safe and nobody was hurt.