THESE dramatic pictures show how close a car came to hitting a row of houses.

Emergency services were called to Willows Lane in Deane after a car mounted a pavement taking out guttering and piping on two houses.

A parked car was also damaged in the incident which happened at around 7.30pm on Friday.

Collette Cornfield, one of the residents whose pipes were damaged in the crash, said: "I heard a noise which sounded like thunder.

"I looked out of the window and saw the car on the pavement and thought how did it manage to get there.

"I ran outside and to make sure the driver was okay. Fortunately no one was injured. I called an ambulance and told him he needed to be checked over."

Police, fire and paramedics attended.

Miss Cornfield said: "The cover of the gas pipes was damaged so we had evacuate the house and gas board was called to check everything was okay.

"My car which was parked outside was hit and I think that stopped the car from hitting the houses.

"My neighbour couldn't get out of the house because the car was right up against the front door. He had to try and stride over the car.

"Freya, my daughter has a chair near the window of the house and I just keep thinking what if .

"I was very shaken and couldn't sleep but fortunately no one was hurt.

"My daughter was more worried about what we going to do because my car had been damaged, so she was okay."

A police spokesman said: "We were called to Willows Lane in Deane just before 8pm to reports of a collision.

"There were no injuries."

The spokesman added that no arrests had been made.