NATIONAL NEWS: Car smashes into house injuring four

Four people were hospitalised when a car smashed through the side of a house and burst into flames.

Sunday, 3rd September 2017, 2:36 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
The scene in Morehall Close, Clifton, York, after a Volkswagen Golf R left the road and hit a house where a man inside the property suffered serious injuries, although they are not believed to be life threatening, PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 3, 2017. A man in his twenties, believed to be the driver of the car, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital. The two other people were in the car at the time also received medical attention. A woman who was in the house was uninjured.

A family was at home when the white VW Golf crashed into the property in York in the early hours of Sunday.

The vehicle can be seen in dramatic pictures wedged inside the house on Morehall Close after punching a hole in one of the walls.

A man who was in the living room at the time was taken to hospital with serious lower limb injuries, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.

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The scene in Morehall Close, Clifton, York, after a Volkswagen Golf R left the road and hit a house where a man inside the property suffered serious injuries, although they are not believed to be life threatening, PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 3, 2017. A man in his twenties, believed to be the driver of the car, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital. The two other people were in the car at the time also received medical attention. A woman who was in the house was uninjured. See PA story ACCIDENT House. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

His wife and young child escaped unharmed as flames sprang out of the car, according to the fire service.

There were three people in the Golf, who were all taken to hospital with head injuries, the service said.

Three fire crews were sent to tackle the blaze which had spread to the house.

The scene in Morehall Close, Clifton, York, after a Volkswagen Golf R left the road and hit a house where a man inside the property suffered serious injuries, although they are not believed to be life threatening, PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 3, 2017. A man in his twenties, believed to be the driver of the car, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to hospital. The two other people were in the car at the time also received medical attention. A woman who was in the house was uninjured. See PA story ACCIDENT House. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire