A man is in hospital with serious leg injuries after a car smashed through his living room before bursting into flames as he sat on the sofa.A man is in hospital with serious leg injuries after a car smashed through his living room before bursting into flames as he sat on the sofa.
The powerful Volkswagen Golf R left the road in the early hours of Sunday morning and smashed into the semi-detached property. The driver, a man in his 20s who was hospitalised alongside his two passengers, has been arrested. The car is embed into the wall of the family home and has caused extensive damage to the property, after catching fire.
The injured man’s wife and child, who were also in the property at the time, escaped injury. Fire crews from Huntington, Acomb and York were called out to deal with the blaze at the home in Rawcliffe, in Yorkshire. Four firefighters used breathing apparatus to protect themselves. Sgt Paul Cording said it was “astounding that no one lost their life”.