Car ends up on roof of house in China after driver loses control


A black SUV ended up on the roof of a house in eastern China after the driver lost control of the car, Chinese media reported.

Closed-circuit television footage showed the car swerving in a wide arc and crashing into the tiled roof of a house beside the road in Taizhou City, Jiangsu province.

"With a big bang, I saw a car stuck in the roof," the homeowner said in an interview.

Part of the roof collapsed due to the impact.

The driver climbed out of the vehicle using a ladder, and appeared unhurt.

He said he was trying to avoid other vehicles, and stepped on the accelerator by mistake.

"A tricycle appeared all of a sudden and I turned north only to find that a car was coming in my direction. And I stepped on the accelerator accidentally and changed my direction."

He was going at about 70km per hour at the time, he told a policeman.

The car was lifted off the roof by a crane, footage from Chinese broadcaster CCTV showed.