A couple have said it sounded like a “bomb had gone off” after a car smashed through their wall and sent chunks of wall crashing into their house - leaving it dangling over a six foot ledge above their front door.

Trevor and Ena Sunderland were just rising for the day when a Toyota Yaris car span off the road and into their Golcar home.

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The driver crashed through a wall above their house on Scar Top, adjacent to the top of Scar Lane, close to the Junction One pub.

It is thought the driver was coming down Knowl Road towards Milnsbridge at about 9.30am on Saturday when he swerved, possibly to avoid a dog.

The small car skidded round smashing through the wall backwards, leaving the vehicle precariously hanging over the wall above the steps down to the Sunderlands' old stone cottage.

The man, thought to be in his 20s, was not seriously injured.

The impact smashed huge pieces of masonry several feet down into the old house, cracking the walls, smashing the tiles off the roof and worst of all, fracturing the gas supply to the house.

Damage after a car smashed through a wall into a home in Golcar

The gas meter for the property was sheared clean off leaving gas hissing out into the street.

A local gas engineer capped it off until the emergency services arrived.

Trevor said he had only just been to get a paper from the local shop and could have been killed if he was coming out of his front door.

Trevor said: “I looked out and there was a car dangling outside, the wheels still spinning.

“I was more worried about the gas – it’s fortunate there was no spark

“The gas meter box was shattered and gas was pouring out of the pipe.

“The driver was in shock, he didn’t know what to do.

“The airbag had gone off and he was stood at the side shaking.“

“It was like an earthquake,” said his wife Ena.

“We’ve lost three cars parked outside the house and somebody else has gone through the wall – but this is the worst.”

Damage after a car smashed through a wall into a home in Golcar

Firefighters from Huddersfield rushed to the incident this morning and helped contain the scene.

Police sealed off the pavement and the gas board capped off the supply to the house later in the morning.

Mr and Mrs Sunderland, who have lived in the house for almost 40 years, say Kirklees Council have said they must sort out the collapsed wall themselves even though it supports the public pavement above.

Trevor said he was just thankful no one was seriously hurt.

“At least nobody was killed,” he said.

And the couple have vowed the latest incident will not force them to move.

“We love this place,” said Ena.

“They just need to do something about the road to make it safer – we need something.

“Somebody could have got killed on that corner.”