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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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wtjs replied to essexian | 6 months ago
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"A four year ban"
This seems to me to be a reasonable punishment! I am mortified to find myself failing to condemn the magistrates

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andystow 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

https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/cannabis-filled-van-crashes-c...

So apparently vans can't drive [themselves] competently on THC either!

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brooksby 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...

"denies speeding"!??!!?? 

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David9694 replied to peted76 | 6 months ago
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peted76 wrote:

I know that we all know this is the most ridiculous thread in the world... and that it's been going for a while now.. but is the reporting getting 'worse'?

all publicity is good publicity, I guess. 

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andystow replied to Hirsute | 5 months ago
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Why are people waiting at a bus stop "pedestrians"? Were they walking around to stay warm?

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 5 months ago
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It's a fair point:

7Interference with use or operation of key national infrastructure

(1)A person commits an offence if—

(a)they do an act which interferes with the use or operation of any key national infrastructure in England and Wales, and

(b)they intend that act to interfere with the use or operation of such infrastructure or are reckless as to whether it will do so.

[…]

(6)In this section “key national infrastructure” means—

(a)road transport infrastructure […]

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David9694 replied to 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...

follow up story here 

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/mother-and-son-left-traumatise...

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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They don't mean the kind of activists who do kill and maim people every day (but never mean it) though, they're concerned about the ones who don't kill or injure any people (but do mean to disrupt)!

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Car crashes into house on Tithe Barn Road in Hardwick (picture) 

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/23742623.live-car-crashes-house-t...

One person in hospital after car crashes into building as police urge drivers to stay away

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/one...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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2000 posts  Wow! Please keep those stories coming. 

The brief is quite narrow, and nine out of 10 stories we see follow a similar pattern - the one in 10 is where a driver manages to do something extraordinary. 

Although we tend to feature stories where there is no serious injury, I’m getting to the “small wonder, eh?” stage when it comes to the ever-present “thank goodness no-one was standing/walking there”.  A world that no longer feels safe. 

Local journalism is under such terrible pressure in the C21st - I hope it has found a level now that will keep it going - else what record will there be of these goings-on? So in general, I’m grateful to local journalists. I have a soft spot for the nonsense that comes out when nothing is happening on a Tuesday morning in Somerset. 

I sometimes include the “there were and sirens everywhere, it was chaos” comments the articles pick up from bystanders and social media.  The 999 call that starts “There’s been a crash near the chip shop on the London road” needs so much unpicking before you can mobilise any resources.  That's again in part why we need local journalists. 

The ennui - most people are thoroughly conditioned to accepting the daily carnage on our roads - so long as it happens to someone else, of course. Somehow it’s all a price worth paying for all the amazing advantages cars may once upon a time have brought those able to run one. But that’s another story. 

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Hirsute | 7 months ago
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Hirsute | 7 months ago
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Completely autonomous vehicle.

A car has been wrecked after crashing into a traffic light at a junction in Pokesdown.
No mention of a person in the article.

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23762046.car-crashes-traffic-ligh...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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David9694 | 7 months ago
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School run mum’s lucky escape after horror three-car crash into house

Driver Roseann Anderson was "grateful" not to be seriously injured in a three-car crash on Glasgow Road, Blanefield, on Wednesday, August 23.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/woman-tells-lucky-escape-a...

Woman taken to Shrewsbury hospital after car crashes into house

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/bridgnorth/2023/08/14/wom...

Car left embedded in roadside railings after 'crashing into parked vehicle' in Glasgow

Police raced to the scene on Mossvale Road and cordoned off the scene, issuing a fixed penalty notice to a 32-year-old woman.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/car-wrecked-after-drive...

Car dangling precariously off bridge after ploughing through wall following horror Fife crash

Emergency services were called to the Stenhouse Street area of Cowdenbeath at around 3.40pm on Wednesday.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/car-dangling-precarious...

Volvo crashes into Birmingham flats

The crash happened at the junction of Lifford Road and Pershore Road, in Cotteridge, just after 6am today

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/volvo-crashes-into-b...

QD in Sudbury’s East Street reopens after accident

https://www.suffolknews.co.uk/sudbury/news/town-centre-store-closed-afte...

Car crashes through front door of home near Oswestry

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/23690472.car-crashes-fro...

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chrisonabike | 7 months ago
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The other side of "it was just a car and a wall" - a spree of hitting and killing people ends in a house.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-66701172

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Live traffic updates as police ask people to avoid area after vehicle hits Ely bridge

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/live-traffic-updates-po...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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welcome to "speed limits make road more dangerous-ville"

Concern 20mph speed limits in Cambourne will make roads ‘more dangerous’

Cambridgeshire County Council is considering introducing a 20mph speed limit across Cambourne to improve road safety and encourage people to walk or cycle.

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/concern-20mph-speed-lim...

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andystow | 7 months ago
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From Texas. At least some agency in the headline here:

Man crashes Jeep into Denny's restaurant, injuring 23 people inside...

(originally posted in wrong thread)

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Car crashes over bank and ploughs into block of flats in Devon

The car drove over the bank and into the side of the building causing structural damage to the ground floor flat

The driver of the car, a resident in his 80s, was not seriously injured in the crash, but did go to hospital to be checked over. It caused the internal walls to crack throughout the kitchen of the block of flats in the Laira area of the city.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/car-crashes-over-bank-ploughs-...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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BMW crashes through hedge in Hereford's Edgar Street

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/23770631.bmw-crashes-hedge-herefords-...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Police appeal after 'car driven into house' in St Helens

https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23770985.police-appeal-car-driven-ho...

Two taken to hospital after car crashes into house in St Helens

https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23769636.two-taken-hospital-car-cras...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Police cordon as car crashes into house after being shot at in Beeston

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Officers were called at 6.45pm yesterday evening (Saturday) to reports a white Fiesta was being chased by a red and white off-road motorbike. The Fiesta was later found abandoned after it had crashed into a property on Woodview Terrace causing damage to a gas pipe. A number of houses were evacuated whilst the gas pipe was made safe.

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/police-cordon-car-crashes-h...

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HoarseMann | 7 months ago
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Firefighters rescue man trapped after car crashes into garage in Milton Keynes:

https://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/crime/firefighters-rescue-man-trappe...

No mention of a driver.

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Toyota Prius driver charged with drink driving after car crash

A 73-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with drink driving in Romsey after a car crashed into a wall.

Police were called to Church Road at around 3.30pm on Thursday, September 7, after reports of a Toyota Prius colliding with a wall.

Roger Arthur Harris, 73, of Rudd Lane, Romsey, has been charged with driving whilst over the alcohol limit.

He is due to appear before Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, September 28.

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/23778697.toyota-prius-driver-c...

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Jogle | 7 months ago
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Car crashes head-on into Tesco supermarket in St Austell

No mention of a driver

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2023-09-09/car-crashes-head-on-into...

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giff77 | 7 months ago
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Cant remember if I posted this one or not. Money on the driver straight lining the roundabout.  ​Car crashes through wall into house in Glenrothes https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-66275330

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Car crashes into Thanet Tasty Chicken in Northdown Road, Margate

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/car-smashes-through-takeaway-wi...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Like it's going out of fashion... 

Car smashes into Next store in Truro

Pictures from the scene show that a car has ploughed through the front entrance of the store.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/car-smashes-next-store-t...

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andystow | 7 months ago
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Going a bit meta here, but relevant to this topic:

Cars Should Not Crash Into Buildings

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