Historic village building narrowly avoids damage after car rolls down hill in Laxfield

The old village of Laxfield, where serious damage was narrowly avoided when a Volve coupe reportedly

The old village of Laxfield, where serious damage was narrowly avoided when a Volve coupe reportedly rolled down a hill today. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: citizenside.com

An historic village building reportedly avoided serious damage earlier today when a car rolled down a hill in Laxfield.

An eyewitness contacted this newspaper to say a silver Volvo coupe had allegedly been parked without its handbrake engaged, before rolling down Laxfield Street and narrowly missing a row of cars and a truck delivering to the Co-op.

After reportedly rolling about 100 yards, the vehicle then came to rest when it hit a bollard.

The eyewitness said: “I was in the shop buying a paper. The sound of the car’s alarms going off alerted me and others to the little local drama.”

A young man, who was not believed to be the owner, had reportedly run alongside the car but could not apply the brake because the doors were locked.

The eyewitness added: “Had the bollard not stopped the car, its trajectory would suggest that it would had hit the Laxfield’s ancient moot hall wherein lies the local museum and a meeting room for the parish council, as well as the doctor’s consulting room.”

The incident, which police were not alerted to, took place at around 10.30am this morning.

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It is believed there were no injuries.

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