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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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Jogle replied to David9694 | 3 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

It certainly takes the p*** out of its readers, it's just that 99% of them don't realise. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI

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Jogle replied to 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

I see your cars flipped over and raise you a car transporter on its side. Maybe it was the cars that it was carrying that caused it to fall over?

Car transporter falls into ditch alongside M4 during crash near Bristol

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/car-transporter-falls-di...

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brooksby replied to David9694 | 2 months ago
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Royal Hampshire County Hospital critical incident declared

As if they didn't have enough to do:

“The power to some areas of the site has been affected. Our backup generators are running and electrical engineers are at the site.

“We are asking people to attend the Emergency Department only if it is an emergency. If you have an appointment, please continue to attend as normal.

“You can help by supporting us to get your loved ones home as soon as the decision has been made that they are ready to be discharged.

“We are focused on managing the incident whilst continuing to provide care to our patients. Our priority remains keeping our patients, staff, and visitors safe."

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/23944223.royal-hampshire-count...

How the hell did the driver manage that?

And: how the hell can the Hampshire Chronicle do two days of live blog coverage on the incident without once mentioning the driver??

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David9694 replied to brooksby | 2 months ago
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Still not a mention of a driver. Imagine if I had managed to sever the hospital's power with my bike. 

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/23948884.power-fully-restored-...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car smashes into Worcester tanning shop through front window (video) 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hereford-worcester-66937625

Bolton: Woman arrested after car crashes into shop front

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/23689116.bolton-woman-arrested-car-...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car is rescued from ditch of Bournemouth hotel car park

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23826209.firefighters-called-resc...

Mercedes crashes into Bournemouth front garden

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23825816.mercedes-crashes-bournem...

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HoarseMann | 4 months ago
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"The wheels on the bus..." 
https://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/parents-horrified-after-two-wheels-f...

and there's me thinking it's the fumes that are the problem with these decrepit school buses.

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stonojnr | 4 months ago
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Van hits second most bashed bridge in UK, shame their paywall hides the video https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/23836730.van-hits-coddenham-road-bridge-need...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Row with girlfriend ends with drink-driver smashing BMW into tree

Now Marc Page has been handed a lengthy driving ban

Page, of North Street, Leek, pleaded guilty to drink-driving. The court heard he had a previous drink-driving conviction from 2020. 

Alan Dawson, mitigating, said Page was at his girlfriend's and started drinking at tea-time. But she received a call from Page's ex. That led to Page deciding to leave. Mr Dawson said: "Unfortunately he decided to take his car. He simply wanted to get away as soon as possible. On the way home he made contact with something in the road and as a result he lost control and hit a tree."

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/row-girlfriend-...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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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

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hawkinspeter | 4 months ago
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Jogle | 4 months ago
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Grimsby level crossing shut after car crashes into barrier

Another self-driving car trying to disable other forms of transport!

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/grimsby-level-cross...

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Simon E | 4 months ago
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Driver "caught out" by heavy rain when their Kia aquaplanes and crashes on a straight stretch of the A483 near Oswestry. A bit odd when the Met Office has been talking it up for days...

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/environment/2023/10/13/car-aquaplane...

At 10.50 pm on 29 September a driver smashed a BT pole and the same wall in Chirbury where another driver died in a one-vehicle crash 2 years ago. It's a straight road approaching a give way in the village. How did they manage it?

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/south-shropshire/2023/09/...

Several drink-driving convictions and driving bans in the local headlines, including Desmond Richards, who didn't have enough puff for a breathalyser test [article] and a Corsa driver who crashed into a telegraph pole near Hodnet after drinking 10 pints of beer. [article]

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Two badly hurt in Tyburn Road crash as car smashes into tree

Residents were later allowed back into their homes* by police. An elderly resident, waiting to be led back to her home by a police officer, said serious crashes were all-too-regular int he area. She said: "It happens all the time. There was one last week at night. I've even had one into my house."

* they were evacuated? The article doesn't explain.

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

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Driver ‘denies speeding’ despite destroying car in roundabout wall crash

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

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Southampton Winchester Road: Woman 'trapped inside' car after crash

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/23859426.southampton-winchester-road-wo...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
4 likes

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...

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peted76 | 4 months ago
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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'?

Shouldn't it be getting 'better' since the 2021 https://www.rc-rg.com/guidelines changes?

Does anyone have a short, strong stock comment/reply we can use to perhaps suggest that reporting cars crashing into things isn't perhaps following the guidlines?

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Round-up 

Pictures show dramatic aftermath after car smashes into garage on major road

Emergency services were called after a car smashed into the building in the early hours of this morning

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

Lower Earley: Silver car crashes into church building 

pcture - is nothing sacred??

https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/23860335.lower-earley-silver-car...

Car crashes into front of Stanford-Le-Hope restaurant

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-67015976

Two taken to hospital after car crashes into Bradfield pub

medical episode, so that's all right then 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-66808438

Car crashes into Coatbridge card factory shop leaving front window destroyed

Police raced to Main Street on Thursday afternoon and a 44-year-old man has since been reported in connection with road traffic offences. Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries

https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/car-crashes-coatbridge-card-factory-2...

Man arrested after two women in their 70s seriously injured by car 'reversing into pub entrance' in West Bromwich

"The driver had left the scene but less than an hour later a man, aged 56, was arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/sandwell/west-bromwich/20...

Car crashes into landmark Handsworth pub

No reported injuries as small car crashed into Grove pub

A car crashed into a well-known pub in Handsworth. The vehicle collided with one side of the Grove pub, as it careered off the Grove Lane roundabout around 6am on Sunday (October 8).

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/car-crashes-landmark...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Crash shuts Exeter Road in Bournemouth town centre

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23867705.crash-shuts-exeter-road-...
 

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Driver 'very sorry' for ploughing into Indian restaurant in Totton

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/23872051.driver-very-sorry-ploughing-in...

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Steve K | 4 months ago
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Not a newsstory - my own photo from my ride yesterday.  Near Alresford in Hampshire.

 

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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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-...

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Ford Focus crashes into house in Upper Street in Leeds near Maidstone

Mr Bristow said: “He was shouting and cursing. He seemed to think the accident was everybody’s fault but his own.

 “Something needs to be done to improve that build-out.

“There have been several near misses there with cars trying to race through. Perhaps a camera?

The driver left the scene prior to the arrival of officers, who completed a thorough search of the area. No injuries were reported and inquiries to locate the driver and establish the circumstances are under way. ”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/crash-driver-flees-after-hit...

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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David9694 | 3 months ago
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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)

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Hirsute | 3 months ago
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David9694 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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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