I think it must be this house:
It's on a slight bend at the bottom of a slight hill. The driver would have been going too fast for whatever reason and failed to negotiate the bend. Chatham Road is filtered, quite possibly because people just to rat-run along there (parallel to the B4121 Great Stone Road), or perhaps it was built this way. Possibly brake failure, possibly just numbskullery. Hope the child's all right. Again you can see the protective engineering to the front of cars in action, and the driver can walk away from such a fiasco with only minor injuries.
Horrible news. Must have been quite a high speed crash by the sound of it.
RIP teenagers. If I deduce right from where the roadblocks are, this seems to have happened at the barrier-protected left-hand bend just ahead of the junction with the A342 Old Derry Hill. I rode from Chippenham to Devizes along there once.
There will probably reports explaining what exactly happened, but I imagine the car could have been catapulted over the barrier, or breached it, and perhaps crashed into a house immediately after that. No research into making vehicles more crashworthy against walls is going to protect driver and passengers from that sort of impact and subsequent fire.
Here's some information on the design limits of crash barriers. This is mainly about motorways, and perhaps the barriers here weren't to motorway standard, but I think they should have been--although the specification is actually not that strong:
Driving while drunk and crashing into a police station. Well played.
You omit to mention that the car was also stolen ...
Well played indeed.
Didn't spot that! Fuckwit bingo indeed.
Just took this near me. Apparently they took the front off the chemist in the background then ended up on the lamppost. Car looked fine so I didn't put together the chemist employees stood outside the shop with bits of shop in their hands with the car. Airbags had gone off, cap on the floor from where I assume the occupants had made a swift exit.
Red Wing Minnesota, driver pissed up:
Belgian number plate on RHD car?
Number plate cloning fail?
What a shame, nice building:
I hope they manage to save it--most American downtowns are characterised by vacant lots and new-builds with a lot of car parking around them, and buildings like this are especially valuable.
Supposedly the outcome of a police chase--it doesn't sound like much of a chase given that the driver seems to have crashed almost as soon as the police driver turned:
That's one of those crashes where you think they could so easily have hit someone on the footway or coming out of the shop. And yes, that numberplate thing is strange. Do update us if there's any local news about it, e.g. as the outcome of a police investigation.
Yeah, I posted it to the local Facebook group so there's already about 50 comments about Romanians and brexit. Apparently it wasn't dumped though and the people in the car were nearby the shop.
Now it was apparently stolen yesterday, given false plates, was being driven 40mph down a pavement nearby earlier and the occupants legged it. Social media is great.
Actually, I hear it was dropped from a helicopter by the SAS and was supposed to hit the ground running, but it hit the ground running too fast. Needless to say, the SAS men made off because they didn't want to be identified, and didn't want to be seen dead with Belgian plates.
I'll pass that on to the rest of the Levy massive.
People have a right to know the truth.
Two buses collide and one ends up smashing into an Argos storefront
Bin lorry hits a house with tragic results
Horrible. A longer report with more pictures in the Standard:
This was clearly a very unusual crash.
Hope the child makes it. All fingers crossed.
Hope the child makes it
Hope the child makes it
Very much this
Saw on my trip to the shop this morning, police cordoned off but no idea if anyone was hurt.
Links to Metro articles about the Kidbrooke crash that I just posted in the Non-cycling crashes thread:
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