Mystery solved: Police find crashed car blocking road – but no driver

Police discovered a crashed car in the middle of the road. File picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Police discovered a crashed car in the middle of the road. File picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Matthew Usher

A crashed car was discovered completely blocking the road in a west Suffolk village – but the driver was nowhere to be seen.

Police were called to the scene of the crash, near the Plough Inn, Brockley Green, about four miles from Haverhill, at 9pm on Saturday night.

They arrived to find a grey Vauxhall Astra, which had been involved in a single-vehicle collision, blocking the entire road – but when officers approached the car, they discovered the driver’s seat empty.

The abandoned car was traced to a female motorist, who police said had been collected by a male acquaintance and driven to a housing estate. There she was found, uninjured following the crash, but also unable to provide evidence of the car being insured.

Suffolk Constabulary’s contact and control room said officers used their powers to seize the car, which could be sold or destroyed in 14 days if the driver fails to provide proof of insurance.


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