A man sitting on his sofa was among four people seriously injured when a car crashed into a house and embedded itself in the lounge.
The householder became trapped as the high-performance Volkswagen Golf R smashed through brickwork in the gable end of his home at about 1.20am on Sunday.
His wife and child were also in the house but were unharmed by the late-night intrusion.
Fire crews arrived at the scene in Clifton Moor, York, to find almost the entire car inside the house, with only its boot protruding amid a pile of shattered bricks. North Yorkshire police arrested a 20-year-old man who is thought to have been at the wheel.
He and his two passengers were taken to hospital along with the householder. Those in the car suffered head injuries. Neither their injuries, nor those of the resident, were life-threatening.
Sgt Paul Cording, of North Yorkshire police, said it was ”astounding” that no one lost their life in the crash. The car had “quite literally” gone into the house in Rivelin Way, he added.
Structural engineers were called in to assess the property before work began on removing the vehicle.
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