A HOMEOWNER has told of his shock after a car ploughed into the front of his house while he was inside.
David Chambers, 64, had returned to his Kilmiston Drive, Portchester, home briefly from a holiday in Dorset to pick up some medication.
He had planned to be at home for only 20 minutes, arriving home at around 9.25am today, when the car rolled backwards from the top of the Exton Gardens cul-de-sac, which is built into the side of Portsdown Hill.
He said: ‘I was upstairs when I heard a terrific bang. I walked downstairs and saw a car parked in the house.
‘No-one was hurt, which was the best thing that could have happened.’
David’s own Nissan was parked in his driveway, but escaped with only a rear headlight smashed.
Another car, parked further up the hill, had a smashed wing mirror.
Miraculously, David said the car might not be a write-off.
‘The house took the brunt of the damage,’ he said.
The car had gone by 3.30pm, and its owner had been visiting a friend in the road.
Council contractors have made Mr Chambers’ house secure, and shored up the front storey with acro bars.