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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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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Man taken to hospital and arrested after Nissan Qashqai crashes into building on A2 High Street, Newington

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sittingbourne/news/driver-arrested-after-ca...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Car crashes into window of popular Cornwall café

A 'loud bang' shook the home of a nearby resident who was shocked to see a car stuck in the front window of Lilys of Truro Café

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/car-crashes-window-popul...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Chippenham woman was so drunk she crashed car into McDonald’s

The heavily intoxicated 54-year-old crashed her Fiat 500 into a bin and a curb [sic] when she arrived at about 10pm on Tuesday (24 October) – and narrowly avoided hitting a lamppost.

After ordering her meal at the Bath Road drive-through, she was told to park in the waiting bay. As she attempted to do so, she struck the building and a raised seating area.

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/chippenham-woman-drunk-car-mcdonalds/

Air ambulance tasked as ‘inexperienced’ driver crashes car into house

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/air-ambulance-inexperienced-car-house/

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hawkinspeter | 5 months ago
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Just been reading about the latest Just Stop Oil protest having a premium police response - "Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, the Met said its officers had arrived within four minutes of receiving a report of the protest and began making arrests. The force said it arrested 61 people, all of whom were still in custody on Monday afternoon."

https://theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/30/met-arrest-more-than-60-climate-activists-just-stop-oil-protest-first-use-powers-public-order-act

I was intrigued as why section 7 of the Public Order Act 2023, which bans any act “which interferes with the use or operation of any key national infrastructure in England and Wales” isn't used to immediately arrest drivers who crash and block roads etc.

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Hirsute | 5 months ago
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This cycle rack should have made itself more visible

something, something shared responsibility for safety

//pbs.twimg.com/media/F9oRxpcbMAAi5pd?format=jpg&name=small)

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Person taken to hospital and significant damaged caused to Colney Heath pub after lorry collides into building

Highway Maintenance are trying to remove the lorry safely

https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/significa...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Trains halted and road shut as truck hits railway bridge

Engineers and police were called out to City Road in Fenton

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/trains-halted-r...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that such reckless driving is entirely unacceptable.”

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/uninsured-drug-swindon-shop-avoids/

(The boshed-in workwear shop looks familiar, so this is probably a follow-up posting.)

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Huge emergency service response after Audi ploughs into Ashford flats

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/huge-emergency-service-respons...

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Jogle | 5 months ago
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Suspects flee from stolen Land Rover after it crashes in Farningham High Street, Dartford

I'm not sure what they are suspected of as there was no driver involved

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/land-rover-crashes-in-tight-s...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Marlow High Street slightly re imagined 

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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The moment 'dangerous' driver drove more than twice speed limit before crashing into Brighton bridge

The dashcam records his speed reaching more than 50mph in a 20mph zone immediately before the impact

https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/moment-dangerous-driver-dr...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Staff member injured after car crashes into garage reception

https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/23879947.staff-member-injured-car...

Saab crashes into Gino's Taverna King Street Stanford-le-Hope

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/23836146.saab-crashes-ginos-taverna-kin...

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David9694 replied to HoarseMann | 6 months ago
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No buildings harmed here, but I can understand it's been a case of any thread you can find that works.

Ryan added: Until the investigation is completed it would be wrong for anyone to speculate on the cause of this incident. We will not be making any other comments until such time as we have received the consultant’s report.”

sorry, Ryan, but I'll bet someone didn't tighten the wheelnuts.  

"For years, the yellow bus has been a symbol of safety and reliability." Yellow? 

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essexian replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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So he was driving a BMW X5 which is the size of a house, was three times over the limit and this was the second time he got caught and he gets....

"A four year ban" and "Magistrates sentenced Page to a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 15 days and 80 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £135 costs and a £114 surcharge. His ban will be reduced by a quarter if he completes a drink-drivers' rehabilitation course."

So basically a slap on the wrist. He will do it again...and again...and again.  Next time, he should go to jail for a spell and never get his licence back. 

On a less ranty note, I do love one of the comments below the piece: "" It became apparent he was under the influence of alcohol. Officers could smell alcohol on his breath and he had been using his indicators".... School boy error that for any BMW driver. I am surprised he knew where they were.... it took me years to find them on my car!

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NOtotheEU replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Two badly hurt in Tyburn Road crash as car smashes into tree

An elderly resident . . . . said serious crashes were all-too-regular in the area. . . . "It happens all the time. There was one last week at night. I've even had one into my house."

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/drivers-urged-avoid-...

The driver died. It's usually like a race track and I've lost count of the number of reports I've made on this bit of road.

https://upride.cc/incident/bmw-driver-at-the-racetrack-sorry-a38-birming...

https://upride.cc/incident/couldnt-wait-for-safe-driver-to-overtake-me-s...

https://upride.cc/incident/vw-caddy-close-pass-and-brake-check-va10gyz/

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Driver ‘denies speeding’ despite destroying car in roundabout wall crash

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/driver-denies-speeding-roundabout-wall-c...

That kind of crash and damage would make sense if they were speeding, so maybe they need their licence revoked as the universe is sending a clear sign that they weren't in control.

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Cannabis-filled van crashes into Chingford house with man inside

An occupant in his early 60s was treated for shoc

Shurely he could just self-medicate?

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peted76 replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Watch: Cars crash off Luton roundabout into front garden

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-66329600

Cars crash into Aylesbury garden off 'scary' unlit HS2 bypass

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-66089314

It's always the cars.. never the car pilots doing the crashing.  

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peted76 replied to Simon E | 6 months ago
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The poor driver, getting caught like that.. this must be subversive part of the #waronmotorsts we're being told about. Be vigilant people and remember you drive how you like to drive and hang the weather conditions!

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David9694 replied to peted76 | 6 months ago
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200-year-old Finchingfield bridge to be closed for repairs next week after 'several' crashes over the summer

https://road.cc/content/forum/car-crashes-building-please-post-your-loca...

people? 

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Driver taken to hospital after car smashes into lamppost on the A21 in Lamberhurst near Tunbridge Wells

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/tunbridge-wells/news/police-issues-warning-...

They can be difficult to see, so why don't they put a light on it or something?

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Car doesn't crash into Building:

https://www.norfolklive.co.uk/news/norfolk-news/truck-carrying-boat-mana...

They got it through without damage which looks like a good bit of driving though. Maybe not the best choice of route, however.

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Can't shift a fridge:

New Forest District Council asks man, 81, to lift 60kg fridge

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/23882191.new-forest-district-council-as...

(absurd non-story)

The trick is to tilt it onto two corners and then "walk" it along.

But yes, that sounds ridiculous.

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Simon E replied to Hirsute | 5 months ago
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Saw this in the Graun earlier. 8 pedestrians had to be taken to hospital (3 of them to major trauma centres) after a man in his 20s drove a Range Rover into a bus stop in Aldwych at about 3.30 am.

Met Police: "At this stage, the incident is not being treated as terror-related."

Hmmm. The poor victims might feel differently. SUVs and other vehicles 'terrorise' the streets of towns and cities across the country every day.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/oct/29/driver-crashes-into-pede...

Also today a passenger died and two others were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries when a Mercedes overturned on the M4 and caught fire. [article] And a driver died in a single-vehicle crash on the A55 early on Saturday morning.

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wtjs replied to hawkinspeter | 5 months ago
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a premium police response

Yes, they're a whirlwind of activity when such anti-socials are concerned- but strangely forgiving where it's hard-working motorists.This is the failed MOT of PJ07 NFP, which has regularly been seen, filmed and reported driving around Garstang without insurance, MOT or VED for over 3 years. Entertainingly, the vehicle has now disappeared from the DVLA website- my last encounter in August showed that there's been no VED since 31.1.20. People are sick of seeing shots of WU59 UMH, the local champion of freedom, at over 6 years fighting the War on Motorists by failing an MOT on 23.9.23 for dangerous defects but continuing to drive- with the support of Lancashire Constabulary

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chrisonabike replied to Hirsute | 5 months ago
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Hirsute wrote:

This cycle rack should have made itself more visible

something, something shared responsibility for safety

Bike racks need more situational awareness...

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ktache replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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That is a highways maintenance vehicle!

There's a crash cushion at the back.

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Huge emergency service response after Audi ploughs into Ashford flats

Is this a VIP's flat?  What's the story here?  Car goes into flat so empty I though it was a garage, but there are a ton of police / emergency vehicles there and "the police stayed to tidy up" apparently?

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andystow replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

"For years, the yellow bus has been a symbol of safety and reliability." Yellow? 

Well, the wing* mirror in the photo appears to be yellow.

 

* fight me, swldxer

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