A man had to be cut out of a car and taken to hospital with a woman after a “traumatic” car accident on a residential street near Chester.
Onlookers described the scene of the accident, which happened in the early hours of last Saturday morning, as “absolute carnage” after two cars ploughed into a garden wall in Ridings, Saughall.
The unnamed pair were travelling at around 2.30am on Saturday morning when they hit a parked car, causing both vehicles to crash through a garden wall.
Louise Partridge said she and her husband Neil were woken up by an “almighty bang” when Neil’s parked car was hit by an out of control vehicle and pushed through her next door neighbour’s garden wall.
Describing the accident, Louise said: “We were fast asleep. Then we heard this almighty bang.
“Neil looked out the window and said ‘oh my God, my car has gone’. We thought the car had been stolen at first. I could see tail lights across the road in the neighbour’s wall.
“We ran out and called the ambulance, there was debris everywhere. I was just panicking at first.”
Neighbour and witness Elaine Stott said: “I knew it was an accident immediately, there as a hell of a bang. I couldn’t stop shaking.”
Award winning garden in ruins
Mrs Partridge said her husband had only had the car for a couple of months but that it was “completely smashed” following the accident.
After striking the parked car, the vehicle ploughed into a garden wall and into an award winning garden on the opposite side of the street.
John Garner, who has won the Saughall village garden competition 10 years in a row, said: “My neighbour Neil woke me up, when I got to the door I thought ‘what the hell is going on?’.”
Speaking to The Leader on Sunday (29 September), he said: “My front garden means a lot to me, I have spent a lot of time on it.”
Commenting on the incident, Mark Lampkin, Principal Solicitor and founder and owner of Lampkin & Co Solicitors, said:
“With so many potential consequences of car accidents often affecting a wide range of people, it is imperative to take care on the roads.
“Motorists, other road users and local authorities share the legal responsibility to ensure safety on the roads. It is when this protection is missing or flouted in any way that accidents can occur.
“If an accident wasn’t your fault and we can prove you were injured because of the negligence of someone else or that blame does lie elsewhere, you are eligible to make a claim.”
Contact Lampkin & Co Solicitors to see how they can pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf.