An elderly couple had a terrifying ordeal when a car ploughed through the front door of their Warwickshire house.
The couple and their two dogs were left trapped upstairs after the unwelcome visitor at their home in Wootton Wawen near Henley in Arden.
They were in bed just after midnight yesterday when they heard a loud crash downstairs.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said a car driven by two men had smashed into the front of the house.
“When crews arrived they found a car embedded in the house. It had gone across the garden, in through the front door and had reached the bottom of the stairs inside. Approximately half the car was inside the house,” he said.
“Due to the damage caused by the car, the elderly couple and their two dogs were trapped upstairs.
“Once firefighters had pulled the car out from the house, the specialist paramedics went into the property and assessed the couple.
“Thankfully they were unhurt, if rather shocked. The dogs too were unhurt.”
He said the two men in the car had managed to get out of the vehicle before 999 crews arrived.
They were both in their 20s and suffered serious injuries. One had a head and back injuries and multiple cuts and bruises. The other had a suspected broken arm, head injury and nasty cut to his back. Both were taken to Warwick Hospital.
Three ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.
“This was an excellent example of the close co-operation between fire and ambulance services which ensured all of those involved in the incident got the treatment and assistance required,” the ambulance spokesman said.