Lucky escape for driver in Felbrigg
These pictures show how a woman driver had a lucky escape after her car ploughed off a north Norfolk road and avoided hitting a war memorial and a tree before ending up in a front garden.
This picture shows how a driver had a lucky escape after her car ploughed off a north Norfolk road and avoided hitting a war memorial and a tree before ending up in a front garden.
The woman's Mazda left the B1436 at Felbrigg, on a tight bend at about 2.30am on Saturday in misty conditions.
Her car swerved across the village green, narrowly missing the village's war memorial, before ending up lodged by a tree in the front garden of Denise West.
Amazingly the driver suffered only a few scratches during the dramatic crash and she even managed to clamber out of the crashed vehicle to inform Mrs West what had happened.
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Mrs West said: 'We were woken up by someone loudly banging on our door.
'She said 'My car is in a bit of a mess and I am in the trees'. She kept saying she was really sorry and was very apologetic.
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'My husband told her that she was a very lucky girl to still be alive because she just missed the tree by a fraction.'
Mrs West described that the 30-mile per hour stretch of the B1436 where the car left the road as a 'nasty bend'.
Although the driver avoided the war memorial her car did hit and dislodge at least four posts on the village green and left deep tyre tracks over the communal area.
Mrs West said: 'The car and posts and my garden can by put back together again - but human beings can't. I would say she was extremely lucky not to be badly injured or even worse.
After the crash Mrs West's husband took the woman to one of friend's house in Cromer.
Police and the fire brigade did not attend the crash as no one was hurt and no damage was caused to the road.