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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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 8 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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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Round up 

Children 'traumatised' and 'scared to go home' after car driver crashes into house (subscription) 

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/halesowen/2023/08/...

Car crashes into shop in central Brighton (picture)

A number of electric bicycles parked in a rack on the pavement were damaged when the car hit the front of a WH Smith store.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-66799212

Woman rushed to hospital after car crashes into house in Clock Face

https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/23776025.woman-rushed-hospital-car-c...

Daubhill residents call for action after 3 car crash

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/23790754.daubhill-residents-call-ac...

Arrest after car crashes into house and vehicles in Greasby

https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/23788773.arrest-car-crashes-house-veh...

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hawkinspeter | 8 months ago
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Okay, not a building and this looks like it really was driverless

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/car-rolls-bristol-harbour-tape-8756293

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Jogle | 8 months ago
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Dramatic pictures show scene after car crashes into Luton house

It looks this self-driving car mixed up a Luton house and a Luton van and tried to mate with it

https://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/crime/dramatic-pictures-show-scene-aft...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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hawkinspeter will no doubt correct me if this story is in the wrong column (squirrel with a mortar board on or something). Little does he know that I can't remember why I decided on CCIB...angel

Sturry level crossing damaged by lorry as police close road between Shalloak Road and Broad Oak Road near Canterbury

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/road-closed-after-lorry-cra...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Car smashes into historic Surrey pub in horror crash as passers-by watch on in disbelief

Pictures from the scene show the car halfway inside the pub

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/gallery/car-smashes-histori...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Driver of BMW smashes into Daventry building before running off

https://www.northantslive.news/news/northamptonshire-news/driver-bmw-sma...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Pedestrians and driver in hospital after car reversed through Chichester city centre charity shop

https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/pedestrians-driver-hospita...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Cornwall road closed after 'drunk driver' crashes car into hedge

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/cornwall-road-closed-aft...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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roundup 

Five injured after car crashes into tree near Axminster

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-66500046

Car crashes into tree near Corfe Castle

https://www.swanage.news/car-crashes-into-tree-near-corfe-castle/

Car crashes into tree near Romsey leaving 19-year-old with serious injuries

https://www.hampshirelive.news/news/hampshire-news/car-crashes-tree-near...

Car crashes into tree on Wiltshire lane as driver seriously injured

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/car-into-tree-shrewton-seriously-injured/

BMW driver dies after crashing into a tree near Lincolnshire village

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/bmw-driver-dies-after...

Man, 22, dies after Honda left Lincolnshire road and hit tree

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/man-22-dies-after-hon...

Tempting to say "thank goodness no-one was cycling there", but that's getting to be a self-fulfilling kind of statement. 

'My beautiful daughter was killed in a horrific crash... the days that followed will always stick with me'

"The days that followed will remain with her mum Lisa Maddison."

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/my-beautiful-daught...

38 years ago, I won't say a mate,  a bloke who came into our sixth form from another school - I didn't know him especially well - smashed his father's car into a tree a couple of hundred yards from the school and was killed.  I'd been to funerals for aged relatives, but not for a peer. I can take you to his grave, I can tell you his inscription. 

Two boys were killed on their bikes by a driver* not long after I started middle school - they were fourth years, I didn't know either of them; the head did a full-on memorial assembly for them. That's getting on for 50 years ago. In both cases I could take you to the spot where it happened.

* on a wide road, one driver slowed to let them out of a side road, a second driver overtook the first

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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...slowly and painfully - driver was a German tourist so I do feel a bit sorry for him.

Driver 'in bits' as motorhome gets stuck on narrow Padstow road

They were able to escape but not before burning out the vehicle's clutch

(NB article contains likely driver mobile phone shot) 

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/driver-in-bits-motorhome...

Cars damaged in 'hit and run' in North Road, Boscombe

“The car had crashed into the garden wall. It all happened so quick. It was so distressing.”

Another resident said: “I was in my kitchen and then I heard some car squealing noises and then a couple of bumps, and then I saw flashing blue lights.

“I went out and saw the car had gone through my neighbour’s fence and their wall.”

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23814175.cars-damaged-hit-run-nor...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Car ploughs into house in Salisbury as elderly couple rushed to hospital

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/car-ploughs-house-salisbury-elderly-couple/

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Man badly injured as car hits several parked vehicles then smashes into house

Police want to speak to the driver of a Skoda taxi

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/man-badly-injured-car-hits...

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giff77 | 7 months ago
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A bit more premeditated rather than irresponsible.  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/moment-driver-stolen-digger-rips-3...

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David9694 | 7 months ago
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Car smashes into Woodford Green shop window after police chase as driver flees scene

The suspect was not caught, according to police

https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/car-smashes-woodford-green-sh...

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ktache replied to David9694 | 8 months ago
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What extra did they do to move from the most hit bridge to fith in the table?

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andystow replied to David9694 | 8 months ago
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Is that the silver Fiesta there in street view from 2012?
https://goo.gl/maps/967iQ6VAVK648XeK8

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