Car crash causes trail of destruction in Leiston street
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Residents in a Leiston street have been left counting the cost after a car crash left a trail of destruction.
A white 4x4 appeared to lose control in Crown Street around midday on Saturday afternoon after having initially stopped to leave details after clipping a parked car.
As the driver continued her journey it appeared she crashed into the front of one house, destroyed two garden walls and a fence, as well as damaging three other parked cars.
Damage was caused to properties on both sides of the residential street.
Police were called but it is understood no-one was arrested, and paramedics were called to treat the 4x4 driver for shock.
Caroline Lugo, who lives in the road, said: “I was indoors at the time but heard it all and rushed out to see what had happened.
“The whole street was out to look and everyone was shaken up, especially those who had their cars damaged.
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“It was quite an unusual Saturday afternoon for us all.
“One house has got structural damage and had a cabinet inside smashed.
“The damage looks quite expensive, it could run into tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds.
“The driver was very distressed, and the car was towed away.
“There was fuel spilled onto the road too and the highways team had to put sand down for that.
“They also cleared the bits of wall that were at risk of falling onto the pavement.”