Elderly driver hit parked car and two vans

The vehicles on St Annes Road, South Shore.
The vehicles on St Annes Road, South Shore.
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A pair of plumbers had a shock as they ate their lunch in their work’s van when a car careered around corner and crashed into the vehicle.

The Mercedes, driven by an elderly man, then crashed into another van, owned by the same company as the first, and came to a halt as it shunted it into a street sign on St Annes Road in South Shore.

Moments earlier, the car had been in collision with another car, parked around the corner on Deeside.

Mark Thornber and Steven Clifford, of Clifford Plumbing and Heating, said they were shocked to have been hit.

Mr Thornber, 26, said: “We didn’t see the car coming around the corner, the first we knew of it was when it hit us, and then we saw it hit our other van.”

Mr Clifford, 27, said the team would have to stop work at a house on St Annes Road for the afternoon to get the vehicles fixed.

The men alerted the owner of the car hit on Deeside.

Police officers attended the scene just before 12.30pm yesterday and called for an ambulance for the Mercedes driver.

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said: “Paramedics stayed at the scene because of reports that the man was ‘not acting himself’ but he wasn’t taken to hospital.”

She said the ambulance staff stayed with the driver in a nearby cafe for a couple of hours after the incident.

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