Woman Suffers Broken Skull When Car Crashes Into Home As Family Slept

A woman has been left with a broken skull after a car careered off a road and crashed into a house in the U.K.

Police were called to reports of a road traffic collision in Hungarton Boulevard in Leicester, central England, at 12.47 a.m. local time on Sunday, April 18.

A white Mercedes A Class reportedly left the road and collided with a parked car before the crash.

It was later revealed that a woman inside the home at the time suffered a broken skull. Her injuries were not life-threatening and she has since been discharged from hospital.

Three people inside the house—a man and two young children—were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Leicestershire Police said a 21-year-old woman from Rothley has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has been released under investigation.

Rashid Thathyala, the brother-in-law of the injured woman, told the BBC: "When the impact happened it broke the whole wall and a big concrete block flew and hit her.

"She had injuries all over the body but the main injury was the broken skull.

"Her skull was broken into three pieces. They used plates and screws to put it back together and now she is recovering."

Thathyala said the family had been fasting during Ramadan and were sleeping downstairs to be closer to the kitchen for when they could eat.

He said: "This has been traumatic for them. This is going to be a long road of recovery for her. According to the doctors she will have some complications but we don't know what that will be yet.

"She's so lucky to be alive. They were sleeping peacefully and all of a sudden their lives are shattered."

Local residents have said this is not the first time that something like this has occurred.

Moira Hampton told the BBC: "This may be the eighth time or more this bend on the ring road has contributed to damaging properties.

"Cars have driven off both sides of the road. This is the first time such a serious injury has happened."

Another resident told Leicestershire Live: "There have been so many road traffic accidents with cars coming off the road.

"It's very dangerous here and the residents are very angry and upset about it."

Police Chief David Brown said officers are continuing to investigate the collision.

"Our enquiries are continuing into the collision and I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who may have seen a white Mercedes A class being driven at that time around the area of Hungarton Boulevard," Brown said in a statement.

"Anyone who may have any dash cam footage of the vehicle or the collision is also encouraged to make contact with us."

Leicestershire Police told Newsweek there has been no further update to the investigation so far.

ambulance
(File photo) Ambulances park outside the Accident and Emergency ward at St Thomas' Hospital on January 6, 2015 in London. A woman has been left with a broken skull after a car crashed into a house in England. Getty Images/Dan Kitwood