Man, 73, ploughs Porsche through wall of car park in Colchester
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A 73-year-old man crashed his Porsche through the wall of a car park and onto a pedestrian footpath in Colchester this evening.
The incident took place at the subway off the Maldon roundabout in Colchester at the junction with Southway.
Essex Police attended the incident.
The driver was not injured in the incident.
Nicole Rose, 44, who lives on Lexden Road, said: “I was just going into town with my friend when I said, ‘That looks like the back end of a car’.
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“It went straight through and was hanging off the end.
“Police had cordoned off the area but there was no ambulance or fire service there. Just a lot of men working out how they were going to move it.”
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Ms Rose, owner of Permanent Make Up by Nicole, added: “My friend arrived at my house about 6.20pm and we left and went past it at 7.05pm so it must have happened between then.
“Traffic was flowing ok, there were not any problems.”
Sgt Colin Shead, from Essex Police, tweeted: “Thankfully neither the driver or anyone else was injured. The driver will be offered a Fitness to Drive course and the DVLA notified.”
Essex Police is appealing for witnesses, or anyone who has dash cam footage, to call 101 asking for Pc Elizabeth Ferris at Stanway Roads Policing Unit. The reference number to quote is 970 of 05/04.
Alternatively, people can contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.