A MALE driver told his wife ‘I don’t feel well’ before slumping forwards and crashing his car into retirement apartments in East Wittering, according to reports.
Witnesses say his wife took the wheel and managed to avoid a row of parked cars before the man’s foot jammed on the accelerator pedal, causing the car to slam into a property in Windmill Court.
The driver, a man in his 50s, is said to be in hospital undergoing tests, while his wife suffered broken ribs. Their two young children also in the car are believed to have suffered minor injuries.
None of the residents of Windmill Court, all over the age of 60, were injured, although at least four apartments are understood have undergone significant structural damage.
The dramatic incident happened at just after 12pm on Sunday, March 12 on Cakeham Road.
Watch a video of resident Harry Fuller’s account of what happened, and how one 90 year old resident in the apartment which was struck made a lucky escape from potential injury.