PICTURES: Dramatic car smash causes debris to 'smash bungalow windows as South Yorkshire resident slept'

A dramatic car smash caused debris to fly through the bedroom window of a terrified elderly woman as she slept, witnesses claim.

Friday, 23rd March 2018, 10:20 am
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2018, 10:25 am
Some of the damage.

A black Seat Ibiza smashed into a wall and a parked Ford Transit van causing debris and brickwork to fly through the bedroom window of an elderly woman's bungalow in Highgate Lane, Goldthorpe, at 2am this morning.

The 22-year-old man driving the car is fighting for life in hospital.

Police at the scene.

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A witness said: "The woman who lives there is in her 80s and she said she was in bed when stuff came through the window.

"Fortunately she was very lucky not to be injured.

The damage.

"The crash caused lots of damage. It looks like two cars were written off, a wall was damaged and there was debris in the gardens of two bungalows.

"It also caused damage to their roofs as stuff was kicked up in the crash."

It is believed the driver lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a parked car.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said firefighters cut him free from the vehicle.

Police at the scene.

He sustained life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains today.

Crews from Dearne, Adwick and Cudworth stations, along with South Yorkshire Police, were called out to deal with the incident.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Do you live in this area? Did you hear or see anything this morning in relation to the collision? Or did you witness the collision and stop to offer help?

The damage.

"If you can assist or believe you have information that may help, please call police on 101, quoting incident number 53 of 23 March 2018."