Carnage as teenage driver slams into row of parked cars and two houses
An 18-year-old man was seriously injured after his car slammed into a row of parked cars and two houses in the early hours of yesterday morning (June 4).
Both homes were evacuated following the horror crash, with one resident describing the scene as looking like a “bomb had gone off”.
Police were called to Manchester Road, Tyldesley at 3.20am where they discovered a Seat Leon had tadpole driven into several parked vehicles and the two properties.
The teenage driver was rushed to hospital with ‘serious’ injuries, with the street closed for several hours after the collision, Manchester Evening News reports.
Road resident James said: “My wife and I were in bed when it happened around 3.30am. Something woke me up. I looked out the window and we could see wreckage car on top of our car stuck to our neighbor’s house.
“There were a lot of people coming into the street. I was on the phone with 999 because the car looked ragged. I didn’t think the driver would be okay. The person inside the car was not sensitive.
“I came downstairs and saw that my living room was full of glass and my car was completely written off. There was my car and another car parked behind mine. I only have liability insurance on my car, so if the driver is uninsured, I’m not sure what we can do, which is really concerning.
“It looks like a bomb has gone off in our house. We have a crack in the wall and the front window has been completely blown out.
“I couldn’t tell you how many police vehicles there were when it happened. There were so many. The car battery ended up 150m down the road.”
Police are now appealing for anyone with information about the accident to get in touch with them. PC Philip Drummond, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘As this collision happened during hours of darkness, the road has been closed for a period of time to allow a full investigation and also for specialists from partner agencies to ensure that affected properties are safe.
“Investigations are ongoing but, at this stage, we are asking anyone with information or images of a Seat Leon in the area in the minutes before the collision to share it with us.”
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