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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 | 5 months ago
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Dramatic moment Porsche crashes into Devon house

The car crashed into the building which had to be evacuated shortly after midnight today (Wednesday, February 7)

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dramatic-moment-porsche-crashe...

Man seriously injured and people evacuated after crash destroys part of house

A corner of the building fell down due to the impact of the incident

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/people-evacuated-man-rescued-c...

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hawkinspeter | 5 months ago
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Driverless lorry gets wedged in a bridge in Easton, Bristol:

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/lorry-gets-stuck-underneath-bridge-9088514

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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DPD van crashes into derelict White Lion pub in Cheriton Road after colliding with car

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/dpd-van-crashes-into-dereli...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Car crashes into building close to the Pier Hotel pub in Greenhithe High Street

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/car-crashes-yards-from-high-s...

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David9694 | 5 months ago
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Live: Van crashes into Morrisons shop and destroys wall

A van crashed into the side of a Morrisons Daily store in Cornwall yesterday evening (Monday, February 12)

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/live-van-crashes-morriso...

Crash [not quite] caught on camera in Carnation Crescent, East Malling (video)

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/malling/news/doorbell-camera-captures-momen...

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Argos74 | 5 months ago
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This is offal.

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Car ploughs into butchers' shop - but driver somehow escapes injury

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

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Hirsute | 5 months ago
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David9694 | 5 months ago
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car crashes into house - a roundup 

Armed police arrest teens after stolen car crashes into house

https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/24041391.armed-police-arrest-teens...

Car crashes into house

https://www.teignmouth-today.co.uk/news/999/car-crashes-into-house-651937

Bentley car crashes into house in Northfield

Bentley car smashed into a home on Wychall Road, Northfield

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/gallery/bentley-car-...

Car crashes into Offwell house on A35 near Honiton

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-68225305

Two men injured after car crashes into house in St Annes

An eyewitness said "it was a nasty crash, there must have been 4000 holes after that"

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/24009900.two-men-injured-car-...

Man Injured As Car Ploughs Into House 

An Audi TT crashes into the corner of a home in Lowestoft late at night but the occupants of the building escape unharmed.

Emergency services were called to Heyhouses Lane at 2.35am today (December 23 2013) following reports a McLaren car had crashed into a lamppost and then a house.

https://news.sky.com/story/man-injured-as-car-ploughs-into-house-10450749

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Jogle | 4 months ago
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I know this isn't a car, a house or from a local newspaper but I thought that it was relevant to this thread.

It's interesting the difference in prosecution attitude between crashing a car and crashing a boat

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boat-owner-to-pay-20000-after-vessel-...

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Jogle | 4 months ago
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Pedestrian crossing on busy road crashed into for fourth time as residents say 'something needs doing urgently'

If I was that pedestrian, I'd stop crossing the road

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/pedestrian-crossing-busy-r...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Mercedes flips onto roof and smashes into wall as 999 crews descend on Northumberland village

Wylam resident Christine Elliott was woken by a 'loud thud' and looked outside to see a driver had ploughed his car into her wall

"The driver's okay, the police said that he had to go to hospital. He said 'I had been on night shift and had lost concentration'. It's just one of those things. He's been a lucky man!

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mercedes-flips-onto...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car ploughs into house on Scottish street as emergency services rush to scene

Police have said the structure will be assessed as officers can be seen speaking with emergency service personnel at the scene next to the damaged grey vehicle.

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/car-ploughs-house-sc...

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Simon E | 4 months ago
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3 more reports in the Shropshire Star:

  • Sunday 09:35, - Hatchback car crashes into barrier on A458 at Weeping Cross on the edge of Shrewsbury
  • Sunday 10:07 - air & land ambulance services, police and 2 fire engines scrambled to the A4169 at Lightmoor, Telford after a car crashed into a tree. Both adult occupants received advanced trauma care before being airlifted to Stoke while a 7 year old child was taken to Princess Royal hospital.
  • Monday 17:15 - A suspected drink driver has been arrested after crashing into a telegraph pole on the A458 at Harley Hill, Much Wenlock

As if the emergency services aren't busy enough already! The weather was fine and dry on both days.

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Hirsute | 4 months ago
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Jogle | 4 months ago
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Merseyside Police appealing for information after car crashes into St Helens house

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Merseyside Police are appealing for information after a car was "deliberately" driven into a house.

Officers say it was a "targeted" attack, in which a car was driven into a house on Beechwood Close in Clock Face, St Helens on Saturday 24 February at around 12:45am.

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2024-02-24/police-are-appealing-for-inf...

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Simon E | 4 months ago
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Phone box on Ludlow street hit by reversing lorry at 7am on Wednesday morning.

https://andybodders.co.uk/2024/02/22/the-leaning-phone-box-of-ludlow-was...

Not related to buildings, but the local rag reports that "The number of fines handed out to drivers in West Mercia for using their mobile phones at the wheel rose substantially" in 2022. West Mercia Police handed out 885 fixed penalty notices for driving while using a handheld device during the year. Imagine how many they would catch if they had enough officers available to go out on patrol!

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Van and car smash through garden fence in Poole

His partner said she believes the main issue is the amount of road works making drivers frustrated and annoyed.

She said her friend suggested that a 20mph limit would force road users to slow down.

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/24147945.van-car-smash-garden-fen...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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St Ives 'hit and run' driver smashes through garden wall and flees

Devon and Cornwall Police was called to the incident in St Ives in the early hours of the morning

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/st-ives-hit-run-driver-9...

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Hirsute | 4 months ago
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This illuminated, reflective bollard should have made itself more visible.

This lamppost should have made itself more visible

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David9694 replied to Kapelmuur | 5 months ago
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Simon E replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Car ploughs into wall near new Kings Heath High Street Station

Sarah Chandler's own tweet with a short video is here:

https://twitter.com/ChaundlerSarah/status/1753703460854182187

In a second tweet she said "I've lost count of how many cars I've seen smashed into the railings on this stretch" and in the video with that tweet a Safer Streets campaigner states that in a recent study 91% of drivers were speeding.

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ktache replied to andystow | 5 months ago
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Can't view in the UK, I cannot see a pick-up in the picture?

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ktache replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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Could it have anything to do with the nextdoor pizza hut?...

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Hirsute replied to Steve K | 5 months ago
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Released without charge.

Could have happened to any driver who was driving to standard and within the speed limit.

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David9694 replied to Argos74 | 4 months ago
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How bad is the damage? 
could be worse, looks like it's mainly the topside. 

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ktache replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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There's a lot of photos of the ridiculous Bentley.

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David9694 replied to Jogle | 4 months ago
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Can't moor there, mate.

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David9694 replied to Jogle | 4 months ago
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He must be very keen to see his flat mate. 

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NotNigel replied to David9694 | 4 months ago
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'Just one of those things'

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pockstone replied to Hirsute | 4 months ago
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"While it's here, could you have a look at the brakes for me?"

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