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Gedling teacher ‘lucky she wasn’t home’ when car smashed into front room

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A teacher from Gedling says she is lucky to have not been home when a car smashed into her living room. Elizabeth Jackson, who teaches at a primary school, said she was shocked to receive a call from her neighbour telling her that a car had hit the front of her house.

The 31-year-old, who teaches at a primary school, was at her boyfriend’s – Andrew Brown – house in Castle Donnington at the time but rushed home as soon as she got the phone call. “Thankfully she wasn’t in as she would’ve been sat there (next to the living room window),” Mr Brown, 46, said.

Two men were arrested after the incident at Shaw Gardens, Gedling, which happened at around 10.15pm on Monday, May 9. A 41-year-old man and 42-year-old woman on suspicion of failing to cooperate with a preliminary test.

Read more: Two people arrested after car crashes into house in Gedling

Ms Jackson added: “We’ve got someone coming out now to check if the damage is structural or not and see if it’s safe. You just don’t expect something like that when you live on a dead-end street.” Her mum, Dawn Jackson, also came round to the house after the crash.



Damage caused to the inside of the property
Damage caused to the inside of the property

“Elizabeth rang me and said ‘someone’s run into the front of the house’,” she recalled. “I couldn’t quite believe it, I thought ‘what is she talking about?'”

Inspector Alice Bartle, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thankfully no-one was inside the house at the time and no injuries have been sustained. Our enquiries remain ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.”

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