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Driver lucky to avoid injury as car flips and crashes into brick walls and gardens in Southmill Road




A driver escaped unharmed when their car overturned and crashed in a narrow residential street in Bishop's Stortford on Tuesday night (Oct 13).

The accident happened in Southmill Road at about 9.50pm.

The crash scene in Southmill Road (42688080)
The crash scene in Southmill Road (42688080)

The vehicle was travelling south, from South Street to London Road, along the 30mph street when it apparently clipped a parked car, flipped into the air, crashed into the low boundary brick walls of two neighbouring houses and came to rest on its roof in the front garden of one of them.

The road was closed as fire and rescue crews and police dealt with the aftermath.

A Southmill Road resident who asked to be identified only as Tom told the Indie shortly before 11pm: "The residents were quickly out to see what the noise was – it sounded like an explosion.

The crash scene in Southmill Road (42688078)
The crash scene in Southmill Road (42688078)

"Unfortunately the car had damaged the front of two properties and appears to have hit another parked car before flipping.

"The police and fire service were quick to attend. The road is now cordoned off and it appears that the fire service are trying to remove the vehicle.

"It sounded like an off-duty police officer was the first to attend and threatened to make an arrest, of the driver I presume, but we couldn’t hear all the details.

"It’s pretty difficult to crash like that on an almost straight road at 30mph."

The crash scene in Southmill Road (42688082)
The crash scene in Southmill Road (42688082)


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