Elderly woman unhurt as car smashes into Ashton house
Monday 6th March 2017 11:50 Ashton News Posted by Adam Higgins

A 94-year-old woman escaped unhurt after a car smashed into her house in Ashton following a suspected police pursuit.

The great grandmother was listening to an audiobook in a rear dining room when a blue Ford Focus careered into the front of her home on Alexandra Road.

She managed to get out through her back door and was looked after by neighbours until the emergency services arrived on the scene.

The woman, who has lived at the small terraced house for more than four decades, was taken to hospital at around 2:30pm yesterday (Sunday) as a precaution but is not thought to have suffered serious injuries.

Two fire engines and a specialist trauma response unit were sent to the scene of the crash, on the junction of Alexandra Road and Henrietta Street – which remained closed on Monday morning but is now re-open (as of 12pm).

The surrounding area was sealed off by police to assess the damage and carry out investigations.

According to witnesses, the car was being pursued by police at the time of the crash.

Aftermath: The house on the junction of Alexandra Road and Henrietta Street was boarded up on Monday morning