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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 | 1 month ago
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Oxford crash leaves Vauxhall overturned in Iffley Road

Emily Kerr, Green Party city councillor for the St Mary's ward, said: "A neighbour tells me this is the fourth car which has flipped near their house since they’ve been living in my ward.

"Each year on Oxfordshire’s roads there are 30,000 accidents. Let’s face it, dangerous driving is the real risk on our roads, not e-scooters or cyclists."

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/24064034.oxford-crash-leaves-vauxhall-...

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David9694 | 1 month ago
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Car ploughs into florists as shop front cordoned off by fire crews

The shop in Middleton was taped off after the collision

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

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David9694 | 1 month ago
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Kingstanding mum forced from home as speeding car wrecks front garden

She went for a shower - and emerged to find a police officer saying a Toyota had careered onto her property

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/kingstanding-mum-for...

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David9694 | 1 month ago
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Cars wrecked and driver rushed to hospital after chaotic night on Solihull roads

Two drivers were treated by ambulance crews following the serious crash, which brought part of St Bernards Road in Solihull to a halt

A horror crash in Solihull saw a driver career into a stationary car before ploughing into a garden wall. 

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/cars-wrecked-driver-...

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David9694 | 1 month ago
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Police launch investigation into destruction of barber shop in Hythe High Street

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/driver-flees-after-car-smas...

Barber in Hythe High Street ‘devastated’ after new shop destroyed

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/hythe/news/my-new-barbershop-has-been-destr...

 

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hawkinspeter | 1 month ago
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Here's a turnip for the books - BristolPost putting a decent headline for this incident in Brislington and highlighting the driver: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/residents-evacuated-after-driver-crashes-9061639

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David9694 | 1 month ago
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Historic bridge damaged, dangerous and closed until further notice after vehicles smash into it

The road across the bridge could be closed for months following the collisions

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/historic-bridge-damaged-danger...

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Hirsute replied to OnYerBike | 2 months ago
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All I want for Christmas is a new front room.

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David9694 replied to David9694 | 2 months ago
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Follow up:
Residents 'threatened' and police attacked as car smashes through wall

Today and a 32-year-old man, of Leek, is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, dangerous driving, drink driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop after an accident, failing to provide a specimen, and using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/residents-threa...

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David9694 replied to David9694 | 2 months ago
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David9694 replied to David9694 | 1 month ago
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follow up story 

Mum describes moment car crashes into home in Farleigh Hill, Maidstone

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/car-crashing-into-home-was-l...

(not sure my first or second thought would be whoa! police raid)

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Jogle replied to David9694 | 1 month ago
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David9694 wrote:

British Transport Police launch probe after vehicle crashes into side of Rainham Railway Station

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/vehicle-crashes-into-railway-st...

The most important point though, is the bike ok?!

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 1 month ago
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Residents evacuated after driver crashes into home - chapeau! 

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Jogle replied to David9694 | 3 weeks ago
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David9694 wrote:

Historic bridge damaged, dangerous and closed until further notice after vehicles smash into it

The road across the bridge could be closed for months following the collisions

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/historic-bridge-damaged-danger...

It doesn't stop the bridges being hit, but it might help in getting the repairs paid for

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/news/artificial-intelligen...

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 2 months ago
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Shut the front door!

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wtjs replied to David9694 | 2 months ago
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Today and a 32-year-old man, of Leek, is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, dangerous driving, drink driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop after an accident, failing to provide a specimen, and using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear

I foresee a severe talking-to.

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David9694 replied to David9694 | 1 month ago
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ktache replied to Jogle | 1 month ago
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It does have a flat rear tyre...

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David9694 replied to Jogle | 1 month ago
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Driver admits crashing into Rainham railway station in confession to British Transport Police after pictures of damage shared

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/i-crashed-into-railway-station-...

it seems we have a driver (eventually) owning up 

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ktache replied to David9694 | 1 month ago
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After enough time to sober up or have a few drinks to calm their nerves.
Because panic is the first reaction and driving away in a damaged car is perfectly normal, remembering later how many CCTV cameras are at train stations and the identifiable car parts. Not for use in identifying bicycle thieves of course.

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David9694 replied to OnYerBike | 2 months ago
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"I know they hit both the electrics and the gas supplies because the gas man came round on Christmas Day and told me to leave my house. So I went to the pub for a while."

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hawkinspeter | 3 months ago
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https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/driver-mocked-firefighters-flying-car-8885632

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(I want to know more about the sausage dog stuck in decking)

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Road.cc HQ re-imagined 

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Jogle | 3 months ago
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So two passengers received serious injuries in separate crashes with trees in neighbouring towns. Sounds like a growing menace to me!

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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wondering about a "car flips"/ lands on roof thread. A bit like CCIB, I just don't remember this ever being a thing, now it's every week.  There would be bonus likes for incidents that happened on a Restricted Road (since we all now know what one of those is). 

Woman injured in vehicle crash before being cut free (picture)

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23904568.woman-injured-vehicle-cr...

Car flips over after crash in middle of residential street

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/car-flips-over-after-crash...

Car flips on to roof in north Belfast crash

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/car-flips-on-to...

Baby and man in hospital after car flips and crashes in Edinburgh

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-66900521

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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For my next trick, I gave Frome the Dutchcyclinglifestyle.com treatment: 

https://www.devonlive.com/news/uk-world-news/westcountry-town-named-one-...

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Jogle | 3 months ago
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Police called out to single-vehicle crash in Greenock

Single vehicle and no driver

https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/news/23910460.police-called-single-v...

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Simon E | 3 months ago
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No buildings were harmed but at 2pm on Friday afternoon a collision resulted in a car ending up on its side on Chester Street in Shrewsbury. [article]

At 6am on Friday fire crews were called to a lorry fire in Wem and on Wednesday evening a fire inside a car required the attention of Craven Arms fire crew. If it wasn't fireworks then they surely will both have been charging 'modified' e-bikes.

I've not seen an update on the driver of a car that left the B4368 and hit a tree last week. He was "in critical condition and received specialist trauma care at the scene before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham".

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Kiln Lane re-opened after stuck lorry recovered from narrow bridge

The lorry knocked down part of a wall when trying to cross the tight bridge near Brambridge Garden Centre.

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/23914400.kiln-lane-re-opened-s...

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Tisbury: Lorry driver fined after blocking road and hitting B&B

https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/23922226.tisbury-lorry-driver-fi...

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