Page last updated at 15:00 GMT, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 16:00 UK

Woman, 88, hurt as car hits house

Viewer's video of the car being pulled from the house

An 88-year-old woman is in hospital after the car she was driving crashed into a house in Derbyshire.

The car ended up on its nose in the garden of a property on Springfield Avenue in Ashbourne during the incident at about 1630 BST on Monday.

The driver, from Ashbourne, was airlifted to hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

Fire crews used heavy lifting equipment to haul the car away from the house after the woman was cut free.

No other injuries have been reported.

Eileen Whittle, who lives nearby, said: "I just heard a bang and first I thought it was a lorry.

"Then I looked out of the window and I could see the car on its bonnet... and noticed all the police cars and fire brigade. It was quite shocking."

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific