Gran left shocked after car crashes through wall

The smashed up BMW and Mrs Hinds' destroyed wall after the incident on Preston New Road on Monday night.
The smashed up BMW and Mrs Hinds' destroyed wall after the incident on Preston New Road on Monday night.
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Investigations are today continuing into the cause of a road accident which saw a BMW smash through a garden wall.

One man had to be cut free from his car following the incident on Preston New Road, Marton.

The smashed up BMW and Mrs Hinds' destroyed wall after the incident on Preston New Road on Monday night.

The smashed up BMW and Mrs Hinds' destroyed wall after the incident on Preston New Road on Monday night.

A BMW and a Ford Galaxy were involved in a collision, before the BMW ploughed into the wall.

The road was partially closed for more than three-and-a-half hours while emergency services attended at the scene, close to the junction with Barclay Avenue.

A police spokesman said a man was cut free from the Ford Galaxy and taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

No-one travelling in the BMW was injured.

The collision, which happened at 7.10pm on Monday, destroyed a garden wall at the front of 77-year-old Shirley Hinds’ home.

Mrs Hinds was too upset to comment, but her grandaughter Macala Hinds, 34, of Henson Avenue, South Shore, today spoke of the family’s shock at what had happened.

She said: “I was on my way to visit my dad and we got to Oxford Square and saw there had been a serious accident.

“I could see it looked like it was near my nan’s bungalow so we went to the scene and saw the BMW had smashed through her wall.

“She was very shocked by what had happened and had to be treated by the paramedics.

“I’m just glad no-one was more seriously injured.

“The car had also hit a bench in front of the wall, so it is fortunate no-one was sitting on it.

“I’m also just glad no-one was in the garden at the time. My two-year-old son sometimes plays there, and also my nan has a little dog which is sometimes in the garden.

”Anything could have happened.”

Firefighters from South Shore fire station used specialist equipment to free the casualty from the Ford Galaxy.

The carriageway was closed until nearly 10.45pm.

A police spokesman said: “Investigations into the accident are continuing.”

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