Driver flees after dramatic three-car crash in Burnham-On-Sea
police are hunting for the driver of a car which crashed through
two walls and slammed into two vehicles late on Friday night (April
Volvo driver careered off Highbridge Road just before 11pm and
was seen running away from the scene.
and fire crews were called to the scene and a search for the driver
Dave Allen, whose car was one of those damaged, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Volvo was being driven in the direction of Burnham when
it crashed into a wall, hit a Citroen Berlingo, went through a
second wall, and then damaged my Ford and a gas meter on the front
of the house."
driver got out and ran off through the trees on the opposite side
of the road towards the direction of Marine Drive."
added: "There was a very loud bang when the crash occurred
- it was heard across the whole area."
said that several pedestrians nearby at the time were fortunate
not to have been hit.
were three people walking just a few paces away from where the
car crashed - they are very lucky not to have been hurt,"
eyewitness told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The speeding car was
heading toward Burnham when it lost control on the Highbridge
Road bend near the Police Station, and crashed through two garden
walls and hit parked vehicles. The driver ran off after crashing
and we gave chase but lost him."
fire crews had made the vehicles safe, the debris was removed
from the road during the early hours of the morning.
damage was clearly visible on Saturday morning, as pictured here,
with broken bricks over the driveway in front of the damaged Citroen
Police are investigating the incident and anyone with information
should call them via 101.