Man arrested after slamming car through railing and into basement of home

A man has been arrested after smashing his Mercedes into the side of a house in the early hours of this morning. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after the incident – which saw his car crash through railings and end up wedged in a basement.

Police rushed to the scene after the driver collided into the Fountain House serviced apartment block on Lancaster Terrace.

Pictures show the vehicle nose down in the small gap.

A man – who is believed to be the driver – remains in the car in the image, but escaped unharmed.

A man – who is believed to be the driver – remains in the car in the image, but escaped unharmed. (Picture: Barney Davis / Evening Standard / eyevine)

Police rushed to the scene after the driver collided into the Fountain House serviced apartment block on Lancaster Terrace. (Picture: Pete Maclaine / i-Images)

He escaped without injury (Picture: Pete Maclaine / i-Images)

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘The driver of the car did not require hospital treatment. ‘He was arrested on suspicion of drink-drive offences. He has been taken into custody at a south west London police station.’

 

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