Two cottages damaged after car ploughs into them in North Tawton
Two cottages have been damaged after a car ploughed into the front of them this afternoon.
Police said the car crashed through the porch of two properties, known as Higher Newland Cottages, at around 12.45pm.
Police and ambulance crews raced to the scene after an occupant of one of the cottages rang 999.
Officers said the collision occurred between Newland Cross and Newland Mills.
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The female driver, believed to be the only occupant of the vehicle, was out of the car when emergency services arrived.
She was checked over by paramedics but police said she was not injured.
A structural engineer from West Devon Council was called to the scene to assess the stability of the buildings.
The car was unable to be moved from the doorways of the properties until the engineer deemed the area safe.
After several hours, police confirmed the stability of the building was safe enough for the crews to remove the vehicle from the entrance of the properties.
The extent and cost of damage to the properties is unknown at this stage.