Family’s lucky escape after car crashes into house

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A family of four In Kirkintilloch have escaped with only minor injuries after an out-of-control car careered into their house.

The incident occurred on Monday night at around 7pm in Waterside Road where Lindy and Stephen Wright live with their children Holly and Scott.

A Vauxhall Astra, which appears to have approached Waterside Road from Bankhead Road, crashed through a fence and wall to end up fully inside the semi-detached house’s living room.

It’s understood that two people were taken to hospital but police say there were no “serious or significant injuries”.

On Tuesday morning a tarpaulin had been placed over the huge hole in the wall, with the car remaining inside the house and a police car stationed outside.

One resident said: “You see them speeding up and down Bankhead Road all the time. We’re always saying that it’s going to end up in tragedy.

“When I saw the police cars last night I instantly thought the worst but thankfully everybody seems to be ok. It’s a real blessing.”

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