Elderly couple trapped in LIBRARY after driving car through its wall

Got any books on how to drive? Elderly couple are left trapped in a LIBRARY after their car smashed through its wall

  • Hythe Library, Hampshire, suffered damage after a car crashed through its wall
  • The elderly couple inside the car escaped without any major injuries
  • Firefighters rescued the duo from inside the library, which is closed on Sundays 

It’s a twist worthy of a best-seller… because no one saw it coming.

Wreckage and rubble was left strewn around Hythe Library yesterday after a car crashed through its wall.

The local fire station said the two people in the car – understood to be an elderly couple – were able to escape the vehicle without major injuries.

But they then found themselves trapped inside the library in Hampshire, which is closed on Sundays. 

Hythe Library, Hampshire, was left with substantial damage after a car smashed through its wall

Fire crews used a winch to steady the car, and ‘tunnelled through’ to reach the pair and help them out.

The library is expected to be closed for at least a week, Hampshire Libraries said.

Emergency services were called to the incident at Hythe Library near Southampton, just before midday.

The local fire service, Hardley Fire Station, posted on Twitter: ‘Bells down 11.17am to a car gone through Hythe library wall, both casualties got out the car without injuries but then were trapped in the library.’

The incident is not thought to be suspicious.  

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