Car that crashed into cottage while couple on holiday now propping it up
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A holidaying couple can expect a shock when they return to their idylic countryside cottage to find it on the verge of collapse.
A hapless driver lost control of his Volkswagen Golf at around 10pm on Saturday night and ploughed through the front garden and into the house.
Now neighbours say the car cannot be removed as it is holding up the corner of the house - which would collapse without it.
Amazingly the car's lucky occupants escaped the crash relatively unharmed; the driver is reported to have sustained a broken arm while his two passengers walked away with only minor cuts and bruises.
However the owners of the house, who are currently on holiday, will find their property has not fared so well.
Inspector Mike Smith, from Warwickshire Police, told the Daily Mail: "The car is still in situ as there were some issues around moving the vehicle.
"There are concerns that the car may be propping up the property.
"It is feared that removing the vehicle could result in the wall coming down. A structural engineer will assess the house tomorrow.
"The property, the security of the house, and the safe removal of the vehicle are all in the hands of the homeowners' insurance company now."
A neighbour in the village of Welford-on-Avon in Warwickshire said: "I think the occupants are on holiday at the moment, I don't know much about them but do know he is severely disabled.
"I dread to think how they will feel when they see the damage that has been done to their home."
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