An estate agent had a miraculous escape yesterday – saved only by the call of nature.
Negotiator Chris Peirce, who normally works at a desk in the window of Kings estate agents in Sevenoaks, Kent, popped to the loo seconds before a 4×4 vehicle crashed its whole length into the office.
Peirce, 25, told his local paper: “I am shaken up a bit.
“I’m not a big believer in God but I feel like someone is watching over me because the fact that I have gone to the toilet at that exact moment has saved me.
“It’s so lucky, I can’t believe it happened really.”
Kent police and an ambulance rushed to the scene and removed a passenger from the vehicle.
The estate agency is now boarded up, but Peirce said he hopes it will be business as usual today.
He said: “It’s shocking but I’m fine and I’ve work to do.”
A 17-year-old hairdresser, Albert Facey, who works opposite the agency and saw the whole thing, told the local paper: “The car tried to reverse and did a loop then just went smash into the window.”
“My mate Chris sits on a desk just behind the window but he had just gone to the toilet.
“If he’d still been sitting there he would have been brown bread.”