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Another One of Those "vehicle Hits House" Stories

Posted on the 11 October 2017 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From The Daily Mail:
A couple had a lucky escape when a van ploughed into the front of their thatched cottage. Val and Steve Fossey were about go to bed when they found the white van embedded in the front of their 16th century listed cottage in Bedfordshire.
The vehicle had careered round a bend before crossing a grass verge, going through a hedge and ploughing into their home. A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of being unable to drive through drink or drugs and is in police custody.

1. This happens far more often than you think. Top tip - don't live on the outside of a bend or at the end of a T-junction or cul-de-sac.
2. On a philosophical level, is it really a 16th century cottage? It's clearly in the 21st century. In the 16th century, no cottage was ever struck by a motor vehicle.
3. Sadly, the Mail does not tell us the cottage's potential selling price.

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