A MOTORIST had a lucky escape when his car ploughed into a house at Nantwich.
The 55-year-old's vehicle careered off the road in Hospital Street embedding itself into the lounge of garage owner Charlie Latham's home.
The crash happened at 9.30pm on Monday as the driver, who has not been named, was travelling along Hospital Street from the direction of Churche's Mansion.
It is thought he was taken ill moments before the incident.
He was freed from his red Peugeot car by a team of fire-fighters suffering from minor injuries, and was taken to Leighton Hospital.
Garage owner Mr Latham, whose home is next door to his workplace, said: 'I was upstairs at the time and I heard this terrific bang.
'At that instant I just thought there had been an accident out-side in the street.
'Then I realised that the car had actually hit my house and when I dashed downstairs I found the bonnet and the front of the vehicle had come right through the wall and was in the lounge.'
'Fortunately the man did not seem to be seriously hurt.'
The vehicle was still embedded into Mr Latham's lounge yesterday as experts decided how it could be removed without causing further damage.
Mr Latham, 55, who has been at the garage since he was a 16-year-old apprentice working his way up to owner, added: 'The impact has actually caused cracks in the house right through to the back, so the operation is going to be quite extensive.'
The crash happened 100 yards from where pensioners Derrick and Evelyn Jones were killed when they were hit by a lorry in November 2002.
It has heightened a campaign by the Hospital Street Association for safety measures to be introduced in the street.