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Car crashes into building - please post your Local news stories

Running this one up the flagpole to see who salutes... 

I just don't remember this being a thing until recently, now it seems a daily occurrence.
Could it be that there are drivers not up to the job, too many cars; should houses be made to ride in single file, shops put on high viz, why are we putting newer buildings in danger like this, it's irresponsible. 
 

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18649201.car-crash-wall-iceland-s...

'A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "Dorset Police was called at 12.48pm on Thursday, August 13, to a report of a collision involving a car and a wall outside Iceland on Poole Road in Bournemouth.

"It is reported that the vehicle was also in collision with a pedestrian, but they did not require medical treatment." ' 

 

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brooksby | 1 month ago
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House on verge of 'collapse' after lorry crashes into it

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/house-verge-collapse-after-lor...

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A man in his 50s has since been reported for driving without due care and attention. One person suffered minor injuries in the crash.

At the time, an eyewitness told DevonLive: "A trailer carrying a massive container overturned and the container smashed into a house at Gammaton Cross. The lorry was in its way to a solar farm nearby and has caused extensive damage to the property.

"They are hoping to recover the overturned trailer and remove the massive container this evening but extensive work has to be done first to prop up the building to prevent total collapse.

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David9694 | 4 weeks ago
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Herefordshire grandmother's fear after car crash in garden

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/24383873.herefordshire-grandmothers-f...

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David9694 | 4 weeks ago
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mdavidford | 4 weeks ago
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Happy 2.5k, thread.

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robike | 4 weeks ago
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Most of the reports are "Car crashes into ..." whereas we know the vehicle is innocent. They should say "Driver steers their car into ..."
It's a bit like "Cyclist fractures their arm when hit by a car" - the cause (and blame) gets transferred by the traditions of our language.

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David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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GP fears house in Old Dover Road, Canterbury, could collapse into road after being struck three times in 18 months

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/the-whole-house-could-colla...

(standard set of "why did you buy it then?" comments.)

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David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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Eastleigh bin store still unfixed after crash two weeks ago

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/24398765.eastleigh-bin-store-still-unfi...

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HLaB | 2 weeks ago
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Our soltice ride took us through a tiny village in Nottinghamshire only to find a road closed by an act of god 

The consequence of this single vehicle 'accident'  saw us having to divert along the Granthan canal path and to make up time folk totally smashed it and smashed me at around 125miles I blew up, goodness knows how I managed the 35miles home.  I'm blaming the sun burn and not the pace lol  4

Accident closes village road (granthammatters.co.uk)

https://granthammatters.co.uk/accident-closes-village-road/

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David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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Car crashes into building on Milford Street - updates

The red Honda Jazz hit a white 2023 Mercedes before reversing at speed into the estate agent's building.

https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/24406831.car-crashes-building-mi...

 

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David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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Woman arrested after car smashes into special school causing 'structural damage'

A woman in her 40s was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving

One concerned parent shared: "My child goes to this school, and the phone call I got from him crying scared as anything, I don't wish that on any off you, this is a special school with kids with special needs think what impact this has had on them."

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/woman-arreste...

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David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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Police and ambulance crews called after car crashes into house in Chequer Tree Farm Road, Mersham

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/emergency-services-called-afte...

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David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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Van plunges into river from slipway

There were reports of a person in the water and then the van was found fully submerged

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/van-plunges-river-slipwa...

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David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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Two seriously injured as car crashes into bar
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c4nglg8ydp2o

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David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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Homeowner calls for safety improvements at junction near Mersham as car smashes into house

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A worried homeowner fears someone could be killed after a car ploughed into her property for the second time in less than six months.

Grandmother-of-three Jenny Garrard was upstairs in her four-bed house near Mersham, Ashford, on Wednesday afternoon when she heard an "explosion".

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/cars-keep-smashing-into-my-hou...

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Hirsute | 2 weeks ago
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Must be an old one but

should have used them

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David9694 | 1 week ago
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Round-up

Police search for occupants who fled after car hit Bradford house

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2024-05-21/cctv-shows-moment-occupants...

Driver arrested after car crashes into house

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx02py4j1x8o

Man injured and property damaged after taxi crashes into house in Cardiff

Photos from the scene show part of the brick work of the property collapsing after the crash

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/man-injured-property-damag...

Egerton villager action call after car crashes into house

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/24205665.egerton-villager-cal...

Police issue statement after car crashes into house in Derbyshire town

No one was injured following the incident

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/police-issue-statement-...

Car crashes into historic Stoke-on-Trent pub

Emergency services rushed to the scene in the early hours (picture) 

Just before 12.30am this morning (Thursday 13 June), we got a call to Shelton New Road following reports of a blue BMW colliding with a derelict pub.

https://hellorayo.co.uk/hits-radio/staffordshire/news/car-crashes-histor...

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ktache | 1 week ago
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So excited to find this I am posting from work, this one made the anti-cyclist Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/article/2024/jul/04/listed-derbyshir...

And trying really hard to not see todays result, managed so far...

Of course, quietish news day...

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Hirsute | 1 week ago
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"   Are these those “floating bus stops” that I keep hearing about? If so, yes I agree with that fake “blind” charity, these things are bloody dangerous    "

 

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HLaB | 6 days ago
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David9694 | 4 days ago
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Driver taken to hospital after BMW ploughs into front of house in Williton
 

https://www.wsfp.co.uk/news/driver-taken-to-hospital-after-bmw-ploughs-i...

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David9694 | 3 days ago
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All we know about car crash into Morrisons in Romsey

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/24444001.morrisons-shopfront-destroyed-...

Totton pensioners devastated after car crashes into front wall

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/24444007.totton-pensioners-devastated-c...

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David9694 replied to robike | 4 weeks ago
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Welcome to Car Crashes into Building.

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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David9694 wrote:

Drone photos reveal scale of lorry’s canal crash in rural Wiltshire

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/drone-photos-lorry-crash-burbage/

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/lorry-careers-canal-wiltshire-road-closed/

Remember to keep your lorry's water bowl topped up in hot weather - they get very thirsty

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andystow replied to David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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David9694 wrote:

GP fears house in Old Dover Road, Canterbury, could collapse into road after being struck three times in 18 months

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/the-whole-house-could-colla...

(standard set of "why did you buy it then?" comments.)

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“The first was a drunk driver who hit it in March last year.

“She hit the safety bollard - destroying it - and her car then rolled, flipped over and skidded down the road.

“She was injured and taken to hospital by ambulance.

“Another time an elderly driver was coming down the road towards the city and smacked into the safety bollard, destroying it, further damaging the patio next door and scraped down my wall, taking off bricks and chunks of a pillar before knocking down a castiron downpipe.”

Sounds like the bollard wasn't up to the task. Stronger ones are available.

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David9694 replied to David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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Seen from further back on Google - quite the distance they've managed to cover from the parking area.

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David9694 replied to HLaB | 2 weeks ago
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Thanks, drivers. 

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brooksby replied to David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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David9694 wrote:

Car crashes into building on Milford Street - updates

The red Honda Jazz hit a white 2023 Mercedes before reversing at speed into the estate agent's building.

https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/24406831.car-crashes-building-mi...

Let me guess - "I mixed up the accelerator and the brake!  I mixed up first gear and reverse!" 

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mdavidford replied to David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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More thirsty vehicles.

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 2 weeks ago
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David9694 wrote:

Eastleigh bin store still unfixed after crash two weeks ago

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/24398765.eastleigh-bin-store-still-unfi...

Something there is that doesn't love a wall...

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