Man seriously injured after crashing car through pub wall

Man seriously injured after crashing car through pub wall

A motorist has been left with serious injuries after losing control of his car and crashing through a pub wall.

The unidentified driver was taken to Addenbrooke's hospital after the collision at The Fox and Hounds pub in Barley High Street, Cambridge.
Pub landlord Adrian Parkes said that it was just luck that no one was injured, after the car left the ground, before crashing through a stock room and a children's play area.

The Peugeot 306 finally lodged itself into a kitchen wall.

Speaking to Cambridge News, Parkes said: "It was very frightening for everyone. Luckily no children were playing in the kids' area.

"I received a call from my manager saying a car had driven straight into the pub, I could tell from his voice he was seriously concerned."

Emergency services attended the scene, where firefighters cut the stricken driver free from the demolished car.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson, who attended the scene, told Cambridge News: "On arrival, a man was rapidly extricated from the car embedded in the pub by HART (Hazardous Area Response Team) operatives and fire fighters, he suffered serious injuries.

"Following extensive treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by HART, land and air ambulance crews, he was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by land for further care."

Since the accident, stabalising equipment has had to be used on the pub building to prevent it from collapsing and utilities have been turned off due to safety concerns.

Despite this, Mr Parkes hopes to have The Fox and Hounds open again in just a few days.

He added: "I am just so glad no customers were sitting where the car went through."
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