Aug 25 2011 by Rachel Flint, Chester Chronicle
A DEVASTATING smash left mangled wreckage and shards of glass strewn across a road after a van careered into a bungalow in the early hours of the morning.
At just after 5.40am on Thursday, residents living on Quayside, Chester Road, Kelsall, were woken by a loud bang after a white grocery van hit a house on the estate.
Police were called after reports of the crash which involved an Iveco van and an unmanned silver Mazda which had been parked next to the pavement.
No-one was hurt in the collision, which saw the van crash into the wall of a neighbouring bungalow leaving the window frame smashed on the pavement outside.
One resident, who was asleep in bed with her husband, was woken by the sound of the smash which she described as ‘like thunder’.
“I live directly opposite the bungalow, me and my husband were in bed and we were woken up by a loud bang,” she said.
“My first thought was that it was the binmen collecting the rubbish outside, then thunder and then I realised that something had smashed into something outside the house.”
After going outside in her dressing gown, the resident described the scene as ‘a big mess’ with glass all over the place and a neighbour’s car ‘mangled’ in the road.
“The van had demolished the metal railings and gone through the walls at the front of the bungalow and headed straight at the window,” she added.
“It is lucky that no-one was hurt, we often get people speeding up and down this road and we should get speed cameras installed on the top and bottom to stop it happening.”
Police are investigating the incident which involved a 24-year-old man from Shrewsbury who was driving the van at the time and an unmanned vehicle.
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