Pictures posted on twitter by West Midlands Fire Service @aldridgefire
In the early morning today (Saturday, 22nd October 2016) residents in Kingfisher Close, on the Watermead Estate, Brownhills were awoken by a car leaving the road and smashing through the wall of their garage.
West Midlands Fire Service personnel based at Aldridge attended the incident, which took place at 5:39am, and thankfully there were no casualties.
They posted the following on Twitter:
Aldridge Blue watch have attended a car in collision with a garage in Brownhills. Please watch your speed. pic.twitter.com/Vh4chJFKpp— Aldridge Fire (@AldridgeFire) October 22, 2016
Update, 1:15pm – The BBC have a really odd report on this, readable in full here:
A car has been driven through the side of a garage in a suburban street, in what is perhaps the ultimate piece of poor parking.
The vehicle smashed into the brick building on Kingfisher Close, Brownhills, West Midlands, at at about 05:40 BST on Saturday.
The driver fled the scene, although police said they did not know if they were investigating what happened.
West Midlands Fire Service said no-one was in the garage at the time.
It said the garage’s structure has been “compromised” by the crash, but nobody was injured.
Police have recovered the car from the garage, and insurers for the property are assessing the damage.
The driver has not yet been traced.
‘Police said they did not know if they were investigating’ – What the hell?
If you have any further info, don’t hesitate to drop me a line – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Comments may be edited for obvious reasons.
There is also coverage at The Walsall Advertiser and the Express & Star.
My sympathies to those affected.
Well it was only a matter of time after the police deserted the town and handed it over to chav wannabe racing drivers before something like this happened.
I think now would be an appropriate time to ask (again) for adequate policing for Brownhills.