Man, 73, ploughs Porsche through wall of car park in Colchester

The 73-year-old driver was not injured. Picture: PC TURNER

The 73-year-old driver was not injured. Picture: PC TURNER - Credit: Archant

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 Porsche crashed through the wall. Picture: NICOLE ROSE

The Porsche crashed through the wall. Picture: NICOLE ROSE - Credit: Archant

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.”

Essex Police were called to the scene. Picture: NICOLE ROSE

Essex Police were called to the scene. Picture: NICOLE ROSE - Credit: Archant

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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.”

Essex Police were called to the scene. Picture: NICOLE ROSE

Essex Police were called to the scene. Picture: NICOLE ROSE - Credit: Archant

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.

A car has ploughed through a wall in Colchester. Picture: MICHAEL POLOM @pmmikes

A car has ploughed through a wall in Colchester. Picture: MICHAEL POLOM @pmmikes - Credit: Archant

A car has ploughed through a wall in Colchester. Picture: RACHEL MCCROSSAN

A car has ploughed through a wall in Colchester. Picture: RACHEL MCCROSSAN - Credit: Archant

The driver has been reported for careless driving. Picture: LARRY CRACKNELL

The driver has been reported for careless driving. Picture: LARRY CRACKNELL - Credit: Archant

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