Residents call for drivers to slow down after car ploughs through garden wall
RESIDENTS of a Grimsby road have called for drivers to slow down after a collision forced a car off the road, through a garden wall and into a house – just minutes after the resident's elderly mother was on the doorstep.
A silver Nissan Micra and a blue Citroen Saxo collided on Stanley Street at 1.04pm yesterday, in what neighbours called "an accident waiting to happen".
As a result, the Micra was sent careering through a brick garden wall of one resident's home and into the front door of the house next-door.
Two men and a woman in the Saxo fled the scene with an infant, also in the car, while the female driver of the Micra, believed to be elderly, was taken to Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital for treatment.
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The resident of the home whose wall was taken down by the car, who didn't wish to be named, said: "My 67-year-old mother would have been standing at the door just minutes before it happened, but she came round the back because we were gardening. Only a wall and a door have been damaged, but it could have been so much worse.
"It's a long road, running all the way from Oxford Street, and people just race down it. It was only a matter of time until something happened – something needs to be done."
Both vehicles came to a rest between Hildyard Street and Tunnard Street, facing towards Eleanor Street, but it is not yet known what caused the accident.
One of the men and the woman were arrested a short distance from the scene.
However, as reported on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk, police launched an appeal for help from the public in tracing the other man and the 13-month-old child, as they feared the baby may require medical attention.
Officers later received a call from the public to say the child had been taken to hospital. The 23-year-old is still to be located.
Neighbours said they were not surprised the accident had happened, although police have not yet given any indication as to what may have caused the collision.
Carl Gibbet, who lives just a few doors down from the damaged property, said, just days ago, another vehicle – driven by a suspected drink driver – had left the road, knocking over a lamppost and damaging his garage.
He said: "It all needs to be one way. Something needs to be done to stop them speeding down here."
Gemma Bluer, who lives further down the street, said she was so used to drivers "racing" down the street, she would not let her nine-year-old play out on the street. "It's a school patrol area, so should be a 20mph limit," she said.
Another woman, who did not wish to be named, said: "I didn't see the collision, but I heard a big crash and came out and saw two lads and a lass running.
"People do go too fast down here. It's been an accident waiting to happen."
Humberside Police officer PC Lee Curtis, who attended the scene, said: "We're keen to speak to any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who saw the occupants of the Saxo leaving the scene.
"No one else was involved, as far as we can see, but damage has been caused to the wall and door of one property."
Can you help?
Anyone who may have information, is asked to call Humberside Police tel 101 quoting log 252 of 09 October.