Car embedded in Lowestoft house

A man has suffered serious head injuries after his car came off the road, crashed through a fence and ended up embedded in the side of a house.

Police were called at about 1.45am on Sunday 24 March to find a man in his twenties trapped in the red Audi TT that had clipped two other vehicles then crashed into the house in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

The driver was taken to James Paget Hospital and later to the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he is in a critical condition, said Suffolk Police.

Structural engineers were called to the property.

Three people asleep in the house at the time suffered no injuries and were "just shocked", said the police spokesman.

Keith Shales, 66, who lives in nearby Cotmer Road, told the BBC: "When I got there and saw the car through the hole in the hedge I thought, 'That looks serious.'

"I've seen photos of cars going into people's houses before but from the pavement, through the bushes and the cars behind it - it was like a launch pad - it must have been for him to get that high.

"I reckon he must have been about four feet off the ground, I've never seen anything like it."