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Garden wall smash was 'an accident waiting to happen'

Dudley | News | Published:

A car has smashed into a brick wall near a junction in Stourbridge which has been described by residents as 'an accident waiting to happen.'

The car ploughed through the wall on Heath Farm Road, which is at a junction with Whittington Road and just a few hundred yards away from Gig Mill Primary School.

The Mercedes ending up ploughing through the wall in the crash thought to involved a Vauxhall Astra.

Debris was strewn across the drive of Peter Bailey's house in the aftermath of the crash.

Emergency services were called to the crash, which happened around 11.20am on Friday, but did not attend as no one was injured.

Mr Bailey, aged 70, said: "The first thing I heard was the screeching of car breaks, followed by the smashing noise of bricks being banged together.

"I ran outside to find the car completely covering my driveway and half way through the wall.

"I'm actually quite relieved only the wall and car were ruined in the accident.

"We usually have three cars on the drive but there was only one when the accident happened, so it could have been a lot worse.

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"It's not the first or last time something like this is going to happening down this road. There is no clear signage on the junction.

"There are a number of issues that worry me sick. We have a primary school nearby, with a number of kids crossing these roads daily, it's incredibly dangerous.

"No one is to blame for this crash but more needs to be done before a death occurs.It is an accident continuously waiting to happen."

The driver of the Mercedes, who did not want to be named, said: "It all came as a sudden shock, I can't remember how I ended up hitting the wall. I'm just happy the other driver was unharmed."

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