Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a Jaguar hurtles past a mother pushing a pram and ploughs into the front of a house.
Emergency services raced to Moston Lane in north Manchester at about 3.45pm on Tuesday after the £69,995 electric Jaguar I-Pace zoomed across the road and smashed into the home.
Several houses had to be evacuated and the road was closed after the collision – likened by neighbours to an ‘earthquake’ – caused a suspected gas leak.
Video of the aftermath revealed the property’s garden wall was destroyed and the front window was shattered from the impact of the crash.
Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a Jaguar hurtles past a mother pushing a pram and ploughs into the front of a north Manchester home
In the footage, a woman who had been preparing to cross the side road with a pram appears to breathe a sigh of relief and cross herself.
The driver then appears to exit the vehicle unharmed and inspect the damage as passers-by crowd around the crumpled Jaguar.
One neighbour said: ‘There was a huge bang, and everything shook. It was like an earthquake. I thought it was an earthquake. Then the police came pretty quickly.’
Another said the road was ‘covered in police’ and was cordoned off shortly following the incident. ‘They were lucky nobody was walking there,’ he added. ‘The driver came out of the car, but he was all right.’
Another said: ‘I don’t get how it happened. Everyone was lucky. Imagine them in the house, what they would’ve thought. They must’ve just been like “what the f***?”‘
Emergency services raced to Moston Lane at about 3.45pm on Tuesday after the white 4×4 sped across the road and smashed into the home
Pictures of the aftermath show the property’s garden wall in ruins and the front window was shattered from the impact of the crash (pictured)
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: ‘At around 3.45pm on Tuesday 24 October, fire crews were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Moston Lane, Manchester.
‘One fire engine from Hollins and the technical rescue unit from Leigh were quickly mobilised to the scene. The incident involved a car colliding with an end of terrace house.
‘The collision has caused a suspected gas leak and adjoining properties have been evacuated as a precaution. Fire crews remain at the scene, working with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Cadent to make the area safe.’
A spokesperson for GMP said: ‘We were called after a car went into a house, no serious injuries were reported. The gas leak was isolated and homes were evacuated.
‘The road was closed. No arrests were made.’