Cheshire landmark destroyed after car smash

Historic Round Tower at Sandiway reduced to a pile of bricks

The red Corsa at the scene of the crash into the Round Tower in Sandiway

One of Cheshire’s oldest and  most cherished landmarks has  been destroyed after a car smashed into it on Thursday, November 14.

The historic Round Tower  which has stood central to the  village of Sandiway since the  1800s, has been reduced to just  a pile of bricks following the  incident which happened  about 10.30pm.

The driver of the red Corsa,  described as a 50-year-old local  woman, was taken to Leighton  Hospital with minor injuries.

 

Police are currently investigating what caused the car to  crash into the monument.

Meanwhile, commuters were  faced with massive tailbacks  this morning after police  closed the A556 road between  Davenham and Sandiway but  the road was reopened at about  9.30am.

Cheshire West and Chester  councillor John Grimshaw  who represents the Weaver and  Cuddington ward said he was  ‘very concerned’ at the news.

“The tower is a local landmark  that is much cherished by local  people - even the local  magazine is named after it.

“We are obviously very concerned that this has happened  and it is our objective to get it  sorted out sooner rather than  later,” he said.

The tower has since been demolished and Cheshire West and Chester council have already put teams in place to rebuild it.  A tweet on Friday, November 15 read:

 

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