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Vehicle ploughs through stone bollards

They all drive like that in Whitstable...

A car ended up teetering on a sea wall after speeding off of the road and crashing through stone bollards. Stunned witnesses said the green Peugeot smashed through the bollards in Hampton after careering along Swalecliffe Avenue, ending up balanced on the sea wall on Sunday night. Phil Hopkins, whose house overlooks the road, said three youths walked away from the wreckage unhurt. He said:

"I was sitting in my house when I heard an almighty 'whoosh'. My cat jumped out of her basket like something had stung her and I ran to the front door just in time to see this car go flying off the road. Three young lads got out and walked away quite leisurely. They weren't running, although they were walking a bit faster than normal. They went up the verge and disappeared. Moments later the police arrived, then the fire service."

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said:

"I saw a car come hammering down, thump off the sea wall and land on the beach with half of it hanging from the sea wall. It had its hazard warning lights on. I thought: 'You won't need them mate!'."

Police confirmed a green Peugeot came off the road on Sunday night. A spokesman said:

"It crashed through stone bollards and came to rest balanced precariously over the sea wall near the Hampton Inn pub. No one was injured."

A 27-year-old man from Whitstable has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Police are appealing for witnesses. Call 01622 690690.

HB Times 30th Jun 2011, Ed Targett

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Reader Comments (1)

Extra-caution is very important factor in driving so that accidents can be prevented. This post also made me realize that we should just be focus on how we drove, but also to other drivers because there are really some reckless drivers who can harm us as well.
Mon, September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Bansberg

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