Family's shock as car ploughs into garden and Mercedes
A FAMILY have spoken of their shock after a car ploughed through their garden, narrowly missing their front room.
Julie Levitt and her daughter Emma were watching television when the Seat Leon smashed into the family's Mercedes parked in the driveway of their home in Old Village Road, Little Weighton, near Cottingham.
The collision forced the Mercedes into the garage, which structural engineers say will now have to be pulled down.
The young male driver suffered back injuries.
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Mrs Levitt said: "My daughter and I were sitting in the lounge watching television at around 10.45pm when we heard this massive rumble.
"We went outside and had to climb over rubble. It was carnage. It was a huge shock and a very frightening experience.
"Looking back, it is quite upsetting and traumatic.
"I can't imagine what would have happened if he had come in at a slightly different angle and hit the house.
"I still don't feel safe in our lounge and feel unsettled every time a car passes."
"It was like a train or a really loud tractor.
"It is horrible to think what could have happened.
"It's just a relief no one was killed."
The family believe the crash, which happened last Wednesday, has caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Mrs Levitt's husband Ron said: "I wasn't home at the time but I couldn't believe the amount of damage when I returned.
"The car could so easily have come through the lounge where Julie and Emma were sitting.
"We don't exactly know what has happened but there is a lot of concern in the village about the number of cars steaming down the road.
"There is an almost 90-degree turn outside our house and we have had a number of near-misses.
"My wife's Mercedes is a write-off and we will have to demolish the garage due to the structural damage.
"We understand the driver was taken to hospital with a back and lung injury.
"But we are thankful no one was in the Mercedes or in the garden at the time this happened."
There is now a petition circulating calling for traffic calming measures and a 20mph speed limit through the village.
Mrs Levitt said: "We do fear nothing will be done about this until there is a fatality.
"Hopefully, what has happened here might make the council look at this."
It is not known at this stage what caused the accident or whether the driver has been arrested but Humberside Police are investigating.