Porsche driver cheats death after ‘overshooting’ junction and ploughing £60,000 car into historic gatehouse

A Porsche crashed into a historic gatehouse.A Porsche crashed into a historic gatehouse.
A Porsche crashed into a historic gatehouse. | SWNS/Warwickshire Police

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The driver of the Porsche Cayenne was uninjured after the crash - with residents saying it was a “miracle” they survived

A Porsche driver has cheated death after “overshooting” a junction and smashing into a historic stone gatehouse.

Dramatic pictures taken by Warwickshire Police show the mangled remains of the £60,000 Cayenne following the crash.

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Police dashed to the scene after the Cayenne demolished part of a wall of the building near Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club, Warwickshire, on Saturday night (20 November) at 9pm.

A Porsche driver cheated death after “overshooting” a junction and smashing into a historic stone gatehouse.A Porsche driver cheated death after “overshooting” a junction and smashing into a historic stone gatehouse.
A Porsche driver cheated death after “overshooting” a junction and smashing into a historic stone gatehouse. | OPU Warwickshire / SWNS

Posting the snaps of the wrecked car on the force’s OPU Facebook page, they said: “We have just attended this single vehicle road traffic collision on the Coventry Road, Stoneleigh.

“The driver of this Porsche Cayenne escaped uninjured after overshooting a give way from the Stoneleigh Road and colliding through the wall opposite.

“We remained on scene and arranged recovery of the vehicle.”

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Dramatic pictures taken by Warwickshire Police show the mangled remains of the £60,000 Cayenne following the crash.Dramatic pictures taken by Warwickshire Police show the mangled remains of the £60,000 Cayenne following the crash.
Dramatic pictures taken by Warwickshire Police show the mangled remains of the £60,000 Cayenne following the crash. | OPU Warwickshire / SWNS

‘Miracle’ that driver survived crash

Residents living near the scene said it was “a miracle” the driver survived.

One said: “There are very few lights on the road and if you don’t know the road then the junction can appear very suddenly.

“The wall of the gatehouse was totally demolished. It dates back more than 100 years but at least the driver got out alive.

“After looking at the pictures of the car, it’s a miracle it wasn’t a fatal accident.”

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Another local said: “There’s no speed cameras which is madness really. It looks like this driver had a very, very lucky escape.”

Google street view showing the gatehouse prior to the crashGoogle street view showing the gatehouse prior to the crash
Google street view showing the gatehouse prior to the crash | SWNS

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