Terrifying moment Audi RS3 skids on ice and slams into a family's home

Terrifying moment Audi RS3 skids on ice and slams into a family's home

December 30, 2022

The moment Audi RS3 crashes through the front room of family home as driver loses control on bend after skidding on ice

  • The £53,000 hatchback, that can hit 184 mph, skidded in icy conditions in Leeds
  • CCTV shows it as it smashes into a 4×4, blasts through walls, and hits the house
  • Remarkably, nobody was hurt in the smash, which took place on December 27 
  • Police say they have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of drug-driving  

This is the heart-stopping moment a driver behind the wheel of one of Britain’s fastest cars slammed into a family home after losing control on an icy road. 

The £53,000 Audi RS3 hatchback, which can reach blistering speeds of 184mph, ended up wrecked in a pile of rubble after damaging two houses in Leeds.

The driver, since arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and other drug offences, allegedly lost control on a bend in the icy conditions, with the car bouncing off a green 4×4 and skidding across three gardens. 

CCTV footage of the crash showed the blue vehicle flying off the road and tearing through a wall moments before it crunches to a sudden stop after blasting into a bay window. 

Smoke can be seen billowing from the wrecked Audi after it skidded off the road and slammed into a house in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on December 27

The aftermath of the crash shows the Audi embedded in the front room of the family home after its driver lost control on a bend 

Two men are then seen scrambling away from the wrecked motor as smoke begins billowing out from the bonnet. 

As one of the men tries to run away from the destroyed hatchback, he is seen slipping over in the road – possibly on some ice – and falling flat on his back. 

Remarkably, despite the trail of destruction caused by the runaway Audi, nobody was injured. 

The carnage happened on Tuesday, December 27, at 9.30am in Roundhay Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Eye witnesses said the ‘the whole house shook’ as the hatchback ploughed into it before coming to rest in a cloud of dust and debris. 

At one point in the CCTV footage the £50,000 Audi can be seen soaring through the air (pictured) before it crashed through the front room of a house in Roundhay Grove, Leeds

One of the people in the Audi can be seen fleeing from the wrecked motor as smoke begins to billow from its engine block. A second person is then seen leaving the car 

The blue Audi caused significant damage to two cars and went across three gardens but remarkably nobody was injured during the carnage 

Pictures from the aftermath of the crash show rubble strewn across gardens and the street, with a small area cordoned off by red and white tape. 

One of the houses – understood to have been undergoing renovation – was left with a gaping hole in it where the Audi had careened into the front room.

The bay window of the house next door was also ruined, with its windows smashed and fittings crumpled.   

Meanwhile, two large tyre tracks were gouged into the grass of one of the properties damaged in the post-Boxing Day collision. 

And a green 4×4, parked in the drive of the first house, is understood to have been written off during the accident, after being clipped by the Audi. 

Police have since arrested two men following the crash, West Yorkshire Police has confirmed.

The Audi RS3 is advertised as one of the most powerful cars on the road and can do 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

A parked green 4×4 (pictured) was written off after it was hit by the out of control Audi

A spokesman for the force told MailOnline: ‘Following enquiries, a 31-year-old man in the car was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs and drugs offences.

‘A second man was arrested and later charged with possession of a controlled drug.

‘Enquiries remain ongoing.’ 

Residents in the street had been calling for speed humps to be installed in road after a spate of anti-social driving. 

Fire fighters and police raced to the scene which was cordoned off for a painstaking forensic examination. 

One person who was there said: ‘One house has just been renovated, nobody was home.

‘Next door the occupants were in the house when it happened. No one in the house has been injured.’

The Audi RS3 is advertised as one of the fastest and most powerful cars on the road and can do 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds.

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