Brand new Audi smashes through bungalow wall

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Brand new Audi smashes through bungalow wall

An elderly bungalow owner has had a lucky escape after an Audi A3 convertible crashed through her gate, down her driveway and into the wall of her living room.

The driver of a black Audi reportedly passed out behind the wheel while driving the drop-top motor in the early hours of Tuesday morning, resulting in the car careering off the road and into the bungalow, partially destroying the property.

Marianne Heath, 72, from Gowerton, Swansea, was in her bedroom when the £25,000 Audi screeched off the road and smashed through the living room wall but had it been moments later, Heath and her grandchildren would have been sitting in the impact zone.

"I had an incredible escape. A few minutes later I would have been right there - but now there's a huge hole in my house," Heath told the Daily Mail.

"It happened around 7am. I had just got up and was sitting on the bed when I hear a loud rumbling sound.

"I tried to get into the lounge but the door wouldn't open, so I opened the back door and went outside.

"When I walked around the corner I saw this car. It was unbelievable," she added.

The 60-year-old driver had to be cut free from his vehicle and was whisked to hospital where his non life-threatening injuries were treated.

Mrs Heath saw the driver trapped inside his vehicle.

She said: "He was moving his arm when I came out of the house, I told him to stay where he was - not that he could have got out. They took quite a while to cut him out."

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: "Police were called to a road traffic collision when a black Audi collided with a bungalow.

"A 60-year-old driver was taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening."

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