A 21-year-old man faces a court appearance following a late-night crash in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekned in which a car smashed through two walls and into two vehicles.
The Volvo careered off Highbridge Road just before 11pm on Friday night (April 29th).
Police spokesman Craig Evry told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “A 21 year-old male has been reported for five driving offences, including aggravataed vehicle taking, damage to property, driving without due care and attention, and failing to stop.”
He added that the case is now in the hands of the criminal justice department.
Resident 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.”
“The driver got out and ran off through the trees on the opposite side of the road towards the direction of Marine Drive.”
He added: “There was a very loud bang when the crash occurred – it was heard across the whole area.”
Dave said that several pedestrians nearby at the time were fortunate not to have been hit.
“There were three people walking just a few paces away from where the car crashed – they are very lucky not to have been hurt,” he added.
An 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.”
Once fire crews had made the vehicles safe, the debris was removed from the road during the early hours of the morning.
The damage was clearly visible on Saturday morning, as pictured here, with broken bricks over the driveway in front of the damaged Citroen Berlingo.