The Wokingham Paper

Car crashes into two houses in Woodley


TWO houses in Woodley have been damaged after a car crashed into them this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the properties in Stonehaven Drive shortly before 1.15pm following reports that a red Ford Focus had crashed into a building.

A crew from Wokingham Road fire station attended the scene, but no-one was trapped so they made the properties safe.

The car is removed from the scene.
The car is removed from the scene.

Watch manager Darren Barrett said: “We needed to isolate the utilities as there was a concern that the water and gas pipes may have been damaged, but we had to wait for the property inspector to declare the building safe before we could go in.

“Once we gained access, we found that the gas and water had not been damaged so there was no risk of further damage to the properties or neighbouring properties.

“No-one has been injured but the police are investigating.”

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police confirmed that officers had been called to the scene. She said: “We were called to reports that a car had left the road and collided with two properties in Stonehaven Drive. We were called to the scene at 1.27pm. The Fire Service has also been called to the scene.

“The structural safety of the buildings is being checked. Everyone inside the properties have been evacuated. There are no reports of injuries, according to our log. There are no road closures in place at this time.”

A resident of one of the properties, who did not wish to give her name said: “We really don’t know what happened. We don’t know if it was a car malfunction. No-one was hurt and that is the main thing.”

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