A CAR smashed into a house with a man just 10 feet away from being hit.

Gary Hancock was stood waiting for the kettle to boil in Nursery Road, Evesham when the car rammed into his kitchen wall at 11.24am on Sunday morning.

The damage, estimated to be worth around £50,000 means that the house is unusable.

Paul Hancock, who lives in the house with his dad who was almost hit by the car, said: "I was totally devastated when my father phoned me, I was dreading seeing the state of it. It is a bit surreal.

"We are having to move out because the front two rooms are ruined. We cannot get through the front door anyway but we were allowed in yesterday to get a few things.

"We are waiting for a structural engineer to look at it but I think it will be at least £50,000 and it will take a lot of time to repair.

"My father was standing about 10 feet away from the car, he was waiting for the kettle to boil in the other room. Thankfully there were no physical injuries but he was in shock. I wasn't in the house at the time.

"The driver just scarpered. It was an unregistered car. Any information will be greatly received.

"It ruined my Sunday. I was looking forward to kicking back with a beer and watching the last day of the Premier League."

The family hope that their housing company will be able to provide them with temporary accommodation soon, with several other houses in the same road owned by the business.

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service spokesman said: " RTC with one vehicle into building Nursery Road, attended by @HWFireEvesham @HWFirePershore and @HWFireDroitwich. No persons trapped. Building made safe by shoring up. @WMerciaPolice attended."