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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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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 | 4 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 | 4 months ago
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David9694 | 4 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 | 4 months ago
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David9694 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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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hawkinspeter | 4 months ago
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Just been reading about the latest Just Stop Oil protest having a premium police response - "Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, the Met said its officers had arrived within four minutes of receiving a report of the protest and began making arrests. The force said it arrested 61 people, all of whom were still in custody on Monday afternoon."

https://theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/30/met-arrest-more-than-60-climate-activists-just-stop-oil-protest-first-use-powers-public-order-act

I was intrigued as why section 7 of the Public Order Act 2023, which bans any act “which interferes with the use or operation of any key national infrastructure in England and Wales” isn't used to immediately arrest drivers who crash and block roads etc.

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Hirsute | 4 months ago
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This cycle rack should have made itself more visible

something, something shared responsibility for safety

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Person taken to hospital and significant damaged caused to Colney Heath pub after lorry collides into building

Highway Maintenance are trying to remove the lorry safely

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

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Trains halted and road shut as truck hits railway bridge

Engineers and police were called out to City Road in Fenton

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/trains-halted-r...

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that such reckless driving is entirely unacceptable.”

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/uninsured-drug-swindon-shop-avoids/

(The boshed-in workwear shop looks familiar, so this is probably a follow-up posting.)

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David9694 | 3 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...

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Jogle | 3 months ago
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Suspects flee from stolen Land Rover after it crashes in Farningham High Street, Dartford

I'm not sure what they are suspected of as there was no driver involved

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/land-rover-crashes-in-tight-s...

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Marlow High Street slightly re imagined 

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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The moment 'dangerous' driver drove more than twice speed limit before crashing into Brighton bridge

The dashcam records his speed reaching more than 50mph in a 20mph zone immediately before the impact

https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/moment-dangerous-driver-dr...

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Staff member injured after car crashes into garage reception

https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/23879947.staff-member-injured-car...

Saab crashes into Gino's Taverna King Street Stanford-le-Hope

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/23836146.saab-crashes-ginos-taverna-kin...

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David9694 replied to HoarseMann | 4 months ago
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No buildings harmed here, but I can understand it's been a case of any thread you can find that works.

Ryan added: Until the investigation is completed it would be wrong for anyone to speculate on the cause of this incident. We will not be making any other comments until such time as we have received the consultant’s report.”

sorry, Ryan, but I'll bet someone didn't tighten the wheelnuts.  

"For years, the yellow bus has been a symbol of safety and reliability." Yellow? 

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essexian replied to David9694 | 4 months ago
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So he was driving a BMW X5 which is the size of a house, was three times over the limit and this was the second time he got caught and he gets....

"A four year ban" and "Magistrates sentenced Page to a 12-month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 15 days and 80 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £135 costs and a £114 surcharge. His ban will be reduced by a quarter if he completes a drink-drivers' rehabilitation course."

So basically a slap on the wrist. He will do it again...and again...and again.  Next time, he should go to jail for a spell and never get his licence back. 

On a less ranty note, I do love one of the comments below the piece: "" It became apparent he was under the influence of alcohol. Officers could smell alcohol on his breath and he had been using his indicators".... School boy error that for any BMW driver. I am surprised he knew where they were.... it took me years to find them on my car!

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

An elderly resident . . . . said serious crashes were all-too-regular in the area. . . . "It happens all the time. There was one last week at night. I've even had one into my house."

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

The driver died. It's usually like a race track and I've lost count of the number of reports I've made on this bit of road.

https://upride.cc/incident/bmw-driver-at-the-racetrack-sorry-a38-birming...

https://upride.cc/incident/couldnt-wait-for-safe-driver-to-overtake-me-s...

https://upride.cc/incident/vw-caddy-close-pass-and-brake-check-va10gyz/

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hawkinspeter replied to 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...

That kind of crash and damage would make sense if they were speeding, so maybe they need their licence revoked as the universe is sending a clear sign that they weren't in control.

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 4 months ago
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Cannabis-filled van crashes into Chingford house with man inside

An occupant in his early 60s was treated for shoc

Shurely he could just self-medicate?

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peted76 replied to David9694 | 4 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

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

It's always the cars.. never the car pilots doing the crashing.  

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peted76 replied to Simon E | 4 months ago
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The poor driver, getting caught like that.. this must be subversive part of the #waronmotorsts we're being told about. Be vigilant people and remember you drive how you like to drive and hang the weather conditions!

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