Car smashes into couple's bedroom in Epsom


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A couple had a lucky escape after a speeding car was launched into their first-floor bedroom as they slept.

The silver Lexus came around a bend in Bridge Road, Epsom, mounted a parked Audi and flew into the side of the house, Surrey Police said.

The incident happened at 3am yesterday and punched a large hole in the brick house, causing considerable damage to the owner's bedroom and an en-suite bathroom.

The couple escaped unscathed, and three men who were travelling in the Lexus were taken to Epsom Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

A number of other cars were also damaged in the incident, and a postbox, road sign and fence were destroyed.

A structural engineer was called to assess the property as police investigated the cause of the accident.