Loud bang startles villagers as car crashes into house then drives off

CRASH: The crash <i>(Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)</i>
CRASH: The crash (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

A VILLAGER said he heard a "big bang" after a driver crashed a car into the wall of a house in Crowle near Worcester.

No one was hurt in the crash after a vehicle went into the wall in front of One Chequers Cottage in Crowle Green on Tuesday night (November 29).

The morning after the crash all that is left is a pile of bricks, tiles and rubble scattered on the floor.

Worcester News: DAMAGE: The crash into a wall in Crowle Green
Worcester News: DAMAGE: The crash into a wall in Crowle Green

DAMAGE: The crash into a wall in Crowle Green (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

The resident who lives at the property, who did not want to be named, said: "I heard a big bang.

"People were knocking on the door to tell me there had been a crash.

Worcester News: BRICKS: The pile of rubble and bricks left after the crash
Worcester News: BRICKS: The pile of rubble and bricks left after the crash

BRICKS: The pile of rubble and bricks left after the crash (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)

"The car (that crashed) had left.

"I rent the property - the owner is aware and will have to fix the damage now."

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The crash at the semi-detached property, on the corner with the road leading to pub The Chequers at Crowle, took place at 9.50pm.

Four fire crews were called to the scene as well as officers from West Mercia Police.

Worcester News: PROPERTY: How the Crowle Green property looked in August this year, before the crash
Worcester News: PROPERTY: How the Crowle Green property looked in August this year, before the crash

PROPERTY: How the Crowle Green property looked in August this year, before the crash (Image: Google)

A spokesperson for Hereford and Worcester Fire Service said: "Four crews - one from Worcester, two from Droitwich, and one from Bromsgrove - attended.

"No persons were trapped and there were no casualties."

Residents have told the Worcester News there is poor lighting in the village.

Wychavon District councillor for the village Margaret Rowley said: "It is not something that has been raised with me - usually villagers tell me they don't want street lights.

"There could be a case for street lights on that particular junction."

The crash came less than 24 hours after a lorry crashed into the side of a building in Foregate Street, at the junction with The Tything.

The driver was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital following the crash which closed the road.

A woman had to leap out of the path of the out-of-control lorry before she and another person rushed to the driver's aid.

 

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