Driver in arson arrest after car crashes into house and bursts into flames

Ross McGuinness
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A driver has been arrested after car crashed into a house on the A38 in Cornwall. 19th October 2020  See SWNS story SWPLcrash. This dramatic picture shows the damage caused after a car crashed into a house before bursting into flames. The motorist ploughed into the home on the A38 causing both the property and car to catch fire. The roof was burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke damaged walls. The trapped driver was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, following the crash in Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday at around 7.30pm.See SWNS story SWPLcrash. This dramatic picture shows the damage caused after a car crashed into a house before bursting into flames. The motorist ploughed into the home on the A38 causing both the property and car to catch fire. The roof was burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke damaged walls. The trapped driver was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, following the crash in Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday at around 7.30pm.
A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a house on the A38 in Cornwall. (SWNS)

A motorist has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a car crashed into a house and burst into flames.

The vehicle and the property were both on fire after the incident along the A38 road in Bodmin, Cornwall, on Sunday evening.

Pictures taken after the crash show the burnt-out remains of the car and the home.

The photos show the roof of the house burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke-damaged walls.

A driver has been arrested after car crashed into a house on the A38 in Cornwall. 19th October 2020  See SWNS story SWPLcrash. This dramatic picture shows the damage caused after a car crashed into a house before bursting into flames. The motorist ploughed into the home on the A38 causing both the property and car to catch fire. The roof was burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke damaged walls. The trapped driver was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, following the crash in Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday at around 7.30pm.See SWNS story SWPLcrash. This dramatic picture shows the damage caused after a car crashed into a house before bursting into flames. The motorist ploughed into the home on the A38 causing both the property and car to catch fire. The roof was burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke damaged walls. The trapped driver was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, following the crash in Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday at around 7.30pm.
The occupants of the home were evacuated after the crash. (SWNS)

The occupants of the property were quickly evacuated after the crash, along with a number of dogs, while the driver of the vehicle was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon.

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The 27-year-old driver, who suffered a broken arm, was later arrested on suspicion of arson with intent, police said.

He has been released on police bail and remains in hospital.

The driver, from Bodmin, was initially trapped in the car by the fire but was freed before police arrived at the scene.

Dramatic picture shows car which crashed into a house on the A38 in Cornwall before bursting into flames. See SWNS story SWPLcrash; The crash took place in the early hours of this morning 19/10/2020
The car crashed into the house in Cornwall on Sunday evening. (SWNS)

In a statement, Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We received a call from a member of the public stating that there had been a collision where a single vehicle had collided into a house causing the car and house to catch fire, trapping the driver in the process.

"The scene was initially attended by officers from Devon and Cornwall Roads Policing Team who evacuated the occupants of the house and a large number of dogs.

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"Cornwall Fire and Rescue also attended along with paramedics. The single male occupant of the vehicle was extracted from the car shortly before police arrived.

"The driver of the car was conscious and breathing although in heavy shock and substantial pain.

A driver has been arrested after car crashed into a house on the A38 in Cornwall. 19th October 2020  See SWNS story SWPLcrash. This dramatic picture shows the damage caused after a car crashed into a house before bursting into flames. The motorist ploughed into the home on the A38 causing both the property and car to catch fire. The roof was burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke damaged walls. The trapped driver was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, following the crash in Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday at around 7.30pm.See SWNS story SWPLcrash. This dramatic picture shows the damage caused after a car crashed into a house before bursting into flames. The motorist ploughed into the home on the A38 causing both the property and car to catch fire. The roof was burned away, leaving charred beams and smoke damaged walls. The trapped driver was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, following the crash in Bodmin, Cornwall on Sunday at around 7.30pm.
The driver of the car was taken to hospital with a broken arm. (SWNS)

"The driver was taken to Derriford Hospital where he was confirmed to have a broken arm and other soft tissue injuries.

"The male was subsequently arrested whilst at Derriford Hospital for arson offences.”

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