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Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Driver arrested after car crashes into garden, flips over, just misses house

A car ploughed through a fence, plunged down a bank and flipped onto its roof as it crashed in a back garden, narrowly missing a house.

The Ford Fiesta landed just feet from a conservatory, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

The car had careered off Main Road at the top of Calva Brow, Workington, levelling a lamppost before smashing through a fence to land upside down on the lawn in Yearl Rise.

The driver crawled out unscathed.

A 30-year-old Seaton man has been arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

Margaret Short, who lives next door, was first on the scene. She said: “It was an almighty bang – I have never heard anything like it. He [the driver] managed to crawl out by himself.

"I couldn’t believe it when I saw the car upside down on the lawn. He was really shaken up so I made him a cup of tea with lots of sugar.”

A police spokeswoman said a man had been arrested and was helping officers with their inquiries.

The driver was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven but suffered no injuries.

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