‘It nearly came through my living room’

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  • A car crashes over a verge on Cavendish Road (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

    A car crashes over a verge on Cavendish Road (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

  • A car crashes over a verge on Cavendish Road (Photograph supplied)

    A car crashes over a verge on Cavendish Road (Photograph supplied)


Efforts continue today to salvage a crashed car that rolled down a hill and crashed through a wall on Cavendish Road in Pembroke yesterday, police said.

Residents had a lucky escape when the vehicle, which was unoccupied, rolled down Hibiscus Lane, a side road, crossed the main road and smashed through a wall on the other side, at around 3.30pm.

“It nearly came through my living room,” said one resident, who was at work when the accident happened.

The car missed traffic before it went over a steep drop and landed upside down on empty space between two homes.

The car also brought down a power line.

Belco workers dealt with the live wire and police said there were no injuries. The fire service and Works & Engineering staff also attended the scene.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.

In a separate incident, two people sustained minor injuries after a car travelling west along North Shore Road, Devonshire, ended up on its side after the driver hit a roadside wall at about 4.45pm.

The driver, believed to be a 58-year old Devonshire man with his daughter travelling as a passenger in the front, were treated in hospital and discharged.

The car was later towed from the scene, which was east of the roundabout at Barkers Hill.

In Paget, a two-vehicle collision was reported on South Road near Stowe Hill around 9.30am.

A truck and a car travelling in opposite directions appear to have collided, with the truck pushing the car into a wall.

The car driver, believed to be a 33-year-old Paget woman, was taken to hospital for assessment and discharged.

Both vehicles were damaged and traffic in the area was temporarily diverted.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.

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Published Apr 12, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm)

‘It nearly came through my living room’

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