Man injured after driving car into empty Havant house

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AN elderly man suffered minor injuries after driving into a house in Pook Lane, Havant, yesterday afternoon.

The man appeared to lose control of his silver Honda Civic and collided with the front of the property at around 2pm.

A fire crew from Havant, police and ambulance were all sent to the incident.

The occupants of the house were not at home at the time of the collision, according to police.

South Central Ambulance Service sent one vehicle and its Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene at around 2.24pm.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said the male was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment, and his injuries were not ‘life threatening’.

The car was removed from the incident by a police officer and a structural engineer was sent to the scene to inspect the damage.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said the collision put a crack in the wall of the house.

The scene was eventually made safe by the fire service.

Watch manager Tim Burgess, from Havant Fire Station, said: ‘The man appared to have lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the front of the house.

‘We were there for about 45 minutes and from our point of view we made the scene safe.

‘There was some damage to the building so there will be work to be done.’