‘Jinxed’ Wisbech residents devastated after car crashes into living room window
A WOMAN was left stunned when a car careered off the road and crashed into her Wisbech home - more than 20 years after suffering the same fate at her previous house.
Lindsay Kierman, was at home with her husband when a car hurtled through their neighbours’ gardens, bounced off their living room bay window and crashed into their parked Mercedes car.
The crash, which happened in Harecroft Road, also smashed a gas box causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage and forcing the couple to evacuate their home.
It was the second time that Mrs Kierman, 53, had suffered the terrifying experience - 22 years ago a car crashed through the front window of her previous home in Walton Road, Wisbech.
She said: “I think we are jinxed. We must be some of the unluckiest residents in Wisbech.
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“I heard a horrendous noise and I knew straight away what had happened. The fact that it can happen twice is unbelievable. Before the car actually embedded itself into the house. You don’t forget a thing like that.
“We have just put the house on the market. It is one of those moves where I wasn’t sure and I’d been looking for a sign as to whether we should move or not. Signs don’t come much clearer than that.”
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The driver and passenger escaped the car unharmed and fled the scene. A 21-year-old man from Wisbech was later arrested on suspicion of drink driving after police found him at his home address. He was bailed until February 16.
Mrs Kierman said: “I’m just in shock. It’s not like we are on a corner here - it has come through two gardens to reach us.
“It pushed our car 4ft across the driveway and it was only our secondary double glazing that stopped it from coming through into the living room.
“It has destroyed the whole bottom bay and smashed the window. It’s amazing that the driver got out and walked away without injury.”