Investigation after wall damaged in collision

One of the garden walls
One of the garden walls

RESIDENTS say it is lucky no-one was killed when a car crashed into a garden wall after a collision on a busy road.

Police and fire crews were called after the collision involving a red Subaru and a parked car in Grange Road, Hartlepool, at the weekend.

No-one was hurt in the incident, which demolished two brick walls and severely damaged the car.

Officers from Hartlepool Police say there have been no arrests.

The car ploughed into the garden wall at Trevor Hamilton-Moore’s home and his next door neighbour’s, showering the gardens with large chunks of brick which narrowly missed smashing the windows.

The married dad-of-two, who was out at the time, sent these pictures of the aftermath to the Mail to highlight the damage caused.

The 46-year-old designer said: “I think these show the level of damage and devastation caused, and potentially how much worse this could have been.

“In the last year there have been a number of incidents in this road.

“I honestly think that it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.”

The incident happened close to the junction of Thornville Road at 7.55pm on Saturday and the road was closed for a short time so the vehicle could be recovered.

A crew from Stranton Fire Station was called to clear up a fuel spillage after the collision.

Labour councillor Chris Simmons, who represents the Grange ward, said Hartlepool Borough Council has already put in a number of measures to make the road safer including the use of electronic signs at the junction of Mulgrave Road and Hutton Avenue.

He added: “We were lucky in this instance that there were no pedestrians around at the time, or other people driving their cars.”

Coun Simmons added that he was looking forward to other roads off Grange Road being included in the council’s town-wide 20’s Plenty campaign, which aims to cut speed limits in residential areas to 20mph.

Officers investigating the collision have urged witnesses call Hartlepool Police on (01642) 302178 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111.