Homeowners get a rude awakening as vehicle crashes into upstairs bathroom

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An incident in Pwllheli, Wales, left an elderly man in hospital and a vehicle dangling metres in the air, after a car left the road and ploughed through the window of an upstairs bathroom.

Firefighters were called to the scene as the vehicle, a Peugeot Partner, crashed off the road, through a barrier and got wedged between the house and a grass verge.


Though the vehicle was left in situ overnight, the elderly driver was helped out through the boot. Recovery crews were then called the next morning to remove the vehicle and board up the house.

Despite the terrifying images posted to Facebook, bystanders report that nobody was injured. The driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while two occupants of the house were checked over at the scene by paramedics but did not require treatment.

Andrew Bennett, a neighbour, posted the photos on social media, commenting: "Luckily no-one was seriously injured".

Residents were evacuated from their houses due to safety concerns.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called at approximately 11pm last night to reports of a road traffic collision on Cesail y Bryn, Pwllheli.

"We sent two crews in emergency ambulances and a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an elderly man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd with non-life-threatening injuries.

"A man and a woman were also checked over at the scene, but did not require hospital treatment."