This was the aftermath after a car skidded off the road and smashed through a fence before rolling over a parked car and landing on its roof.
The young driver was said to be shaken, but suffered no injuries following the crash in Oldnall Road in Wollescote, Stourbridge last night at 7.30pm.
Residents have described hearing a ‘whooshing’ noise and then a loud bang, before coming outside to see the destruction outside their homes.
It is believed the Renault Clio had been coming from the Lye direction down the hill into Cradley when the driver went round a parked car and hit a kerb before losing control.
The vehicle then smashed through a fence and rolled over on a parked car in another front drive way.
The damaged parked car, a Smart vehicle, belonged to Michael Wentworth.
The 58 year old said: “We heard the noise and looked outside the bedroom window – the Clio was on fire, upside down next to my car.
“I called the ambulance service, but I was later aware that the driver was fine, he was all in one piece – I was expecting a big casualty, he was lucky.
“Today I’m going to look more at damage to car and see if I can get it repaired. Its all been a bit of a shock.”
He said the road was dangerous with speeding drivers.
He said: “I think this is the eight accident in seven years, they all vary in size, but show a problem.”
Neville James, aged 41, lives in one of the homes near where the crash happened.
He said: “I heard a loud whoosh, then a loud bang. I came outside and saw the car upside on another vehicle in the driveway.
“The driver was very lucky he was okay - something much serious could have happened to him.
“Also, if I or anyone else had been on the pavement or at the front of the house, it would have been curtains.”
Police, paramedics and two fire crews from Stourbridge and Cradley Heath were called to the scene.
The vehicle, a red Renault Clio, was removed, but the shell of the parked car still sits in the driveway.
Mr James, a plant engineer, said the crash highlighted a road safety problem along the stretch of road.
He said: “Since I’ve moved here on 2007, there has been seven crashes along here, one was very similar not long ago where a car went through a garden fence.
“People drive too fast along here. There isn’t alot you can do though, the speed limit is 30mph - people just don’t obey it.”