A couple today said they were horrified to discover a car had ploughed into their garden wall before flipping on to its roof – trapping a young woman inside.
It took firefighters 15 minutes to free the woman, thought to be in her 20s, from the wreckage outside Lynn and Bob Nicholson’s home on Park Road, Marton.
When we arrived, two of the casualties were out and being treated by paramedics, and the car was on its roof
The couple were watching television in their back room when they heard a huge bang and opened their front door to find a scene of devastation around 11pm on Friday evening.
The crash, involving a Fiat Punto, totally destroyed the couple’s garden wall and damaged their car as well as part of their neighbour’s wall.
Mrs Nicholson, 64, said: “In more than 30 years of living here, nothing like this has happened.
“It’s devastating. I’ve been quite shocked by it all.
“We heard this huge bang and our car alarm going off.
“When we looked outside the ground was covered in debris.
“There was a coping stone from our wall right by the front door and bits of the car in the front garden.
“The car must have hit, bounced off and gone upside down as it was on its roof on the road.
“It was horrendous to see.
“There was a girl trapped inside and the firefighters had to get her out.
“She was taken to hospital but they were talking to her as they got her out.
“It’s lucky no-one else was more seriously hurt.”
It is thought the car was travelling along Park Road towards the traffic lights at Oxford Square when the incident happened.
Police, ambulance and fire crews from Blackpool and South Shore fire stations were called to the scene.
Watch manager Mark Warwick said: “We received reports of three casualties after a car lost control and hit a garden wall in Park Road.
“When we arrived, two of the casualties were out and being treated by paramedics, and the car was on its roof.
“A woman in her 20s was trapped in the car and it took us about 15 minutes to ease her out of the back window.
“She was taken to hospital in an ambulance, and none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
“The road was closed for about an hour.”
Mrs Nicholson and her husband Bob, 67, spent Saturday afternoon clearing the debris from the front of their house.
Mrs Nicholson added: “There was glass everywhere, some even flew into the back garden.
“The car is damaged, we think it might be a write off
“We can’t believe how much damage it’s done.
“There are bits of the Fiat in our front garden - speakers, CDs, and what looks like a fan belt.
“It has shaken me up quite a bit, a get a sick feeling in my stomach when I come outside and see it all.”
A police spokesman confirmed the woman rescued from the car had serious but not life-threatening injuries.
She said officers are investigating the cause of the crash and no arrests had been made.