Elm Park woman woken by loud bang as car crashes through wall

Car crashes into garage in Sarre Avenue, Elm Park. Picture: Emma Moyes

Car crashes into garage in Sarre Avenue, Elm Park. Picture: Emma Moyes - Credit: Archant

A woman was awoken by a “massive bang” when a car came crashing into her garage.

Car crashes into garage in Sarre Avenue, Elm Park. Picture: Emma Moyes

Car crashes into garage in Sarre Avenue, Elm Park. Picture: Emma Moyes - Credit: Archant

Emma Moyes, of Sarre Avenue, Elm Park, took a photograph of the scene moments after a white BMW smashed through her garden wall and came to a stop after hitting the metal structure.

The 24-year-old is thanking her lucky stars that the £50,000 vehicle did not come crashing into her home at about 9pm on Wednesday November 19.

Emma said: “I just heard a massive bang, I just thought that there had been a car crash on the road but I walked outside and I saw the lights of the car and it was in the back of our garage.

“The driver had obviously lost control – there was so much smoke coming out of the car.”


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A shaken Emma rushed to try and help the driver get out of his car.

She said: “The driver was quite young and I told him to get out of the car but he was fine.”

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A brick wall was brought down in the collision while tree branches and the garage – which did not have any vehicles inside – were damaged.

Emma said: “It was really loud but I didn’t expect to come out and see what I saw.

“If he was at a different angle, it would be a completely different story, he would have come through our garden and into our house, which is just a terrifying thought.

“It’s taken a massive chunk out of the wall and our garage – we’re just lucky it missed our car.”

She added: “There’s quite a bit of damage but we’re renting here so our landlords are sorting it out.

“But all of our stuff is just everywhere, the garage is in a complete state.”

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