You thought your parking lot was bad! A Mercedes driven by an 88-year-old woman crashes through the wall in front of her house and lands on the shed in the garden below
- The car landed upside down from a ground floor garage onto a shed in Toruay, Devon
- The elderly woman was safely removed after firefighters stabilized the car
- She was examined by paramedics after the incident
A car driven by an elderly woman got stuck between her home and a neighboring garden after crashing through the wall of a first-story carport.
The blue Mercedes has landed headfirst into a shed below while its rear end remained supported by the cab.
Ambulance services including fire brigade, paramedics and police attended the incident in Torquay, Devon.
The driver, an 88-year-old woman, was safely removed by firefighters.
After stabilizing the vehicle with V-struts, a winch and straps, wheel chocks, a triple extendable ladder and small tools, firefighters were able to extricate the driver.
The driver of the blue Mercedes, an 88-year-old woman, was safely removed by firefighters
The elderly woman drove through the wall of a carport and landed headfirst in a shed in the neighbor’s yard below
The Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service crew worked to stabilize the vehicle to free the driver
Neighbors said the driver of the vehicle had lived at the address for 40 years.
One said: “She is very independent. She’s lived there for about 40 years and she’s always pacing the shops.’
Josh Caunter, manager of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, said the driver of the Mercedes was in the vehicle when they arrived on Wednesday.
Neighbors said the driver of the vehicle had lived at the address in Torquay, Devon, for 40 years
According to a representative from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, the woman was “examined by paramedics” after the crash.
He said: “We safely extricated her from the vehicle by removing the driver’s door and helping her down a ladder.
“The vehicle was a Mercedes with automatic transmission.
“The driver is 88 years old and is now being examined inside by paramedics. We secured the vehicle and separated the carport.”
The woman suffered “minor injuries,” a Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman told Mail Online.