Car ploughs into pensioners’ porch

AN elderly couple were left shocked after a car ploughed into their porch yesterday (Wednesday). The white Toyota Corolla swerved off the road and struck the home of June and Dennis Playle in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage, at 11am. The driver and her female

AN elderly couple were left shocked after a car ploughed into their porch yesterday (Wednesday).

The white Toyota Corolla swerved off the road and struck the home of June and Dennis Playle in Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage, at 11am. The driver and her female passenger were unharmed.

June, 77, said: "I was on my way out. I was so lucky, I went through to the top of the stairs and there was an almighty crash. I thought a bomb had gone off. A few seconds more and I would have been hit."

She added: "They use this road like a race track. They go so fast, I always have to guide my husband out.

"It's terrible over there, they drive along the pavement in front of the houses. I know the roads are overcrowded but I do think more care should be taken.

"I'm semi invalid and my husband's not awfully well on his legs either. We don't stand a chance."

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Keith Berry, who lives opposite, said: "I looked out the window and saw the police cars. I came out to look at my security cameras and there's the woman buried in my neighbour's porch. It must have scared the life out of them.

"There are accidents up here every day. There's normally cars parked up to the end of Hill Crest."

Pensioner Florence Wymer, a next-door neighbour of the Playles, said: "I've been in there to see her and it has shaken her up. My daughter heard about the crash because she works at the community centre and she came along to see if I was all right.

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