IN PICTURES: Driver wedges car in basement after crashing through railings

The car crashed through railings into the basement of a luxury apartment block.
The car crashed through railings into the basement of a luxury apartment block.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a Mercedes crashed through railings and ended up wedged in a basement.

The Mercedes-Benz C220 collided into the Fountain House serviced apartment block on Lancaster Terrace, central London on Friday.

A Mercedes C Class car which crashed through some railings into the basement of a luxury apartment block at Lancaster Terrace, London.

A Mercedes C Class car which crashed through some railings into the basement of a luxury apartment block at Lancaster Terrace, London.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The driver of the car did not require hospital treatment.

"He was arrested on suspicion of drink-drive offences. He has been taken into custody at a south west London police station."

The sight of the Mercedes wedged into the basement amazed onlookers streaming out of Lancaster Gate station on Friday, who queued to take photographs of the incident.

The manager of the apartment block said she was glad the driver was unharmed.

Passersby take photos at the scene

Passersby take photos at the scene