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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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Hirsute | 9 months ago
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Not local but you can't ignore this photo !

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Video in tweet

https://twitter.com/LakewoodPDCO/status/1689051245867409411

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John Stevenson | 9 months ago
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An absolute classic from the USA, pic from Lakewood Police Department, via Boingboing.net and USA Today:

Newly-hired instructor crashes car into Colorado driving school; 1 person injured

FRANCISCO GUZMAN   USA TODAY

One person was injured after a driving instructor crashed into the front of a Colorado driving school with several people inside, authorities said Tuesday.

The Lakewood Police Department said the people inside the building were able to avoid getting hit by the car, but one person suffered a minor injury around 9:30 a.m. in Lakewood, Colorado, police said in a post on Twitter.

Police said the driver was cited for a traffic violation and the person injured was not taken to the hospital, Lakewood Police PIO John Romero told USA TODAY.

A photo shared on X (formerly Twitter) showed the car protruding from the front windows of the driving school below a large sign that reads "Learn to Drive," leading hundreds of users to comment on the irony.

ETA: Dang, I was beaten to it.

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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With no visible means of support...

Honda Jazz stuck on wall in Spa Esplanade after rolling down hill in Herne Bay

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/news/car-wedged-after-rolling-dow...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Drug driving arrest after truck crashes into shop and woman suffers 'serious' injuries

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

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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A13 lorry crash: Video captures the moment lorry collides with bridge which caused road to be shut for hours

https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/a13-lorry-crash-video-capture...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Shocked Exeter locals reveal horror of police chase in cul-de-sac

"It all happened within a couple of minutes. I don't think the car knew it was a dead end. You could see the desperation to get away"

"It was shocking as you didn't know what they would hit next. If there had been any children out there they would have been killed."

Witnesses say the car in pursuit ended up speeding down Wilton Way towards a dead end and collided with parked cars before it reversed into a house and damaged more cars, including police vehicles, before coming to a stop on the pavement wedged between a car and a wall. 

One resident had three cars damaged during the incident. The damage to the house was minimal. 

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/shocked-exeter-locals-reveal-h...

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andystow | 9 months ago
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Car reverses into Whickham opticians causing 'substantial damage'

No driver mentioned.

https://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2023-08-15/substantial-damage-as-car-...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Public told to spy on drivers who flout new Exeter road rules

Devon County Council has confirmed there are no cameras at new bus gates in Exeter but it has advised how the public can report anyone who violates the rules

It's all in the language isn't it, Mr Headline Writer. This commenter seems confused about the amount of policing:
JohnLD6 HRS AGO

Nice of them to encourage social division instead of paying...do yourselves a favour and refuse. Bin your ring doorbells whilst you're at it and stop offering free services where police should be, if there were any left.

REPLY 4

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/public-told-spy-drivers-who-86...

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Hirsute | 9 months ago
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What speed was he doing ?

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Car crashes into Domino's on Evesham's High Street

https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/23711822.car-crashes-dominos-evesh...

Evesham: Car crashes into building on St David's Drive

https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/23707721.evesham-car-crashes-build...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Car smashes into Newcastle vets while clients and pets sat in waiting room

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/car-smashes-newcast...

Another take on car reverses into optician's

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/dramatic-moment-car...

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Jogle | 9 months ago
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Car crashes into sign on A38 between Worcester and Droitwich

The article describes what can be seen at the scene; the sign, the posts, the cones, the police tape, but doesn't mention a driver...

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/23728359.car-crashes-sign-a38-worce...

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Simon E | 9 months ago
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A Zonda 760LH supercar was wrecked in an A55 tunnel on Tuesday by an idiot with a micro-penis and far too much money. Apparently exotic Italian car manufacturer Pagani built it as a one-off for Lewis Hamilton. Toys like that don't belong on the roads (and neither does the driver).

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/supercar-once-owned-f1...

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Meanwhile in Aberdaron, a Landy wankpanzer gets stuck (and wrecked) on the beach.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/badly-damaged-car-reco...

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HoldingOn | 9 months ago
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Van stuck under bridge

Letting the air out of the tyres won't help....

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SimoninSpalding | 9 months ago
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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Debris blocks pavement on Lambert Road after crash

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/23738819.debris-blocks-pavement-lam...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Banned driver rolled Mercedes into house after police chase through Margate

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/banned-driver-rolled-mercedes-i...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Woman arrested in Farnham after crashing into 'giant promotional coffee cup'

She wandered off after the crash but was found down the road

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/woman-arrested-farnham-afte...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Maidstone homes evacuated after car crashes into block of flats

A safety cordon was put in place following the incident.

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/maidstone-homes-evacuated-after...

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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David9694 | 9 months ago
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Front garden wall trashed after driver ploughs car straight into it

Emergency services swarmed the area

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

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David9694 | 9 months ago
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BMW carrying Gills’ players crashes in Woodlands Road, Gillingham

“It looks like it’s caused a lot of damage. The neighbours are shocked. The guy who lived there was opening his curtains as it happened so he saw it.

“This road has a school on it. It’s lucky it’s school holiday time or people could have been hurt.”

The owner of the house where the wall was destroyed did not wish to speak at length, only saying the driver “is a nice bloke, it was an accident”.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/gills-players-in-bmw-street-cra...

Follow-up: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/new-video-shows-moment-bmw-carr...

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Jogle | 8 months ago
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Hastings: Sussex Police arrest two after cars crash into shop windows

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23749374.hastings-sussex-police-arrest-t...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Car crashes into bridge on Sugarbrook Lane in Stoke Pound

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/23750942.car-crashes-bridge-sugarbr...
 

"car might have crashed into garage"  We're just a few 'back to school' stories away from the end of Silly Season 2023:

Police appealing for damaged garage information on Knapp Way

A GARAGE on a residential road may have been damaged by an attempted break-in or a car hitting it.

West Mercia Police have said that sometime between Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, damage was sustained to a garage on Knapp Way, Malvern.

PCSO Collette Carpenter, of the Link and Dyson safer neighbourhood policing team, said: "It's unclear if the damage has been caused due to an attempted break [in] or if someone has tried to turn around, hitting the garage in the process. 

https://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/23749845.police-appealing-damaged-...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Colchester letting agents was smashed into after dramatic car chase

One neighbour said: “A friend told me all about it, and he said it was chaos – there were lights everywhere and all sorts.”

Another neighbour said they heard “a big bang”.

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/23751278.colchester-letting-agents-s...

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David9694 | 8 months ago
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David9694 | 8 months ago
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Horror Smethwick crash as car smashes into front of house

A car went careering into the front of a property in Victoria Park Road

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/sandwell/smethwick/2023/0...

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David9694 replied to Jogle | 9 months ago
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Three more linked stories from 2022 that I don't think we've had  - maybe the first one. 

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Hirsute replied to Simon E | 9 months ago
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Took me a little while to realise they have had to weatherproof the house with the car in situ.

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hawkinspeter replied to Jogle | 9 months ago
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Jogle wrote:

Car crashes into second floor of Pennsylvania home

Quote:

A man drove his car into the second floor of a Pennsylvania home on Sunday in what officials say was an "intentional act".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-66443925

From the BBC article "The pictures speak for themselves" - no they don't!

How? Why?

Also, the obligatory "you can't park that there, mate"

(...and why does the U.S. call the ground floor the 1st floor?)

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