A WOMAN watched on from her bedroom window as a car came hurtling towards her home and smashed into the front of the property.

The black Volkswagen crashed through a low wall and metal railing before slamming into the house in Ashley Road, Branksome, yesterday morning.

The bonnet of the vehicle had been ripped off and parts of the car were strewn across the pavement.

Air bags activated in the collision and the keys were still in the vehicle around an hour after the incident.

Dorset Police said a man has been arrested in relation to driving offences.

Resident Kristina Pragnell said she could not believe what she saw unfolding before her when she looked outside while getting ready to go to work.

“I saw this black car coming over the roundabout going incredibly fast and I just watched it crash into the house,” said Ms Pragnell.

“I can’t believe it. I was shaking because I was in shock at what had happened.”

Ms Pragnell, who has lived at the address for 16 years with her partner Peter, said she has seen many car crashes at the roundabout and in the surrounding area but never anything like what happened yesterday morning.

She added: “My beloved has just spent a couple of thousand pounds doing all the front of the house.

“It has taken all the paint work off and we are absolutely gutted but what can you do.

“Everything was left in the car – a wallet, keys and a warm McDonald’s.”

A neighbour described the incident as “something out of a television show” and said it was lucky no one was injured in the crash.

Police and the fire service were called to the scene shortly after 7.30am.

The incident took place next to the roundabout between Ashley Road and Alder Road.

A lamppost was also damaged in the crash and officers had to clear debris from the road to make the area safe.

Both the local authority and utility company were called to the scene of the collision.

The window on the house had smashed and part of the wall had caved inwards.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “At 7.36am on Sunday, November 17, Dorset Police received a report of a collision in Ashley Road in Poole in which a vehicle had collided with a property.

“A 46-year-old Poole man arrested in relation to driving offences has been questioned by police and released under investigation.

“The local authority was contacted due to a damaged lamppost and debris on the road.”