Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Getting Into Rubble

A driver and passenger escaped unscathed after their car mounted the pavement and demolished a brick wall and iron railings outside Brookview Lodge retirement flats in Green Lane last night.

The incident happened just after 23:30 on Tuesday evening at the junction of Green Lane and Hazlemere Avenue. Eyewitnesses reported that both of the vehicle's airbags had deployed and the road was closed as police, ambulance and fire brigade dealt with the crash and fuel spillage.

The vehicle has been removed from the scene and police investigations are continuing.

Blog reader FatherOfChops told the blog:

"I heard it happen last night and went out to investigate. The damage was huge, they had missed the corner completely and slid along the wall of Brookview Lodge car park (on the pavement) before colliding with the end wall, at which point they were still travelling fast enough for the airbags to be deployed. 

There were 3 police cars, an ambulance and a fire crew to get rid of the spilt oil and fuel. they were very very lucky not to have been seriously injured. More to the point it was 100% luck that no one else was involved. 

It is very doubtful that any pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists would have survived had they been on that corner. I would be very surprised if he was doing less than 50mph at the moment he lost control. Green Lanes is a residential road with a school, a retirement home and a sports ground... its just unbelievable that people think they can drive that fast down there!!"

8 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Martin said...

A car crash shortly after most pubs close. I wonder what caused that?

Nichu said...

I hope they get prosecuted for this. That sort of damage simply cannot have been done at 20 miles an hour. I see people speeding down Green Lane all the time. I have even experienced a driver wave his fist at me as I crossed the road (there would have been plenty of time for me to cross had he been sticking to the speed limit).

axlrocky said...

as traditionally the chavs from Cazbar would be blamed for this - who do we blame now?

Those pesky cricketing types in the Athy?

Also, logistically - how the hell do get to 50mph in Hazlemere Gardens, thats really going some, that road isnt exactly massive or have they just careered off green lane?

Ian Morris said...

Retirement home? Pavement Mounting? Wall destroyed by a car? Wait a minute, this all sounds a lot like a case of an old, and therefore useless, driver forggetting which is the brake and which is the accelerater pedal.

Father Of Chops said...

axlrocky, the car involved was a Honda Accord, I think more realistically we should be surprised at its ability to reach 50mph at all let alone down Hazlemere Gardens. Nah, the entire thing happened on Green Lanes, he just happened to smash into the wall at the end of Hazlemere Gdns.

axlrocky said...

Father of Chops - mystery solved - I was trying to recreate said incident using pepper and salt pots and a cereal box and couldnt work out the logistics.

Honda accord must have been trying to reach 88 miles an hour and recreate the scene from Back to the future at the Hamptons Clock tower

Father Of Chops said...


Hahaha, now THAT is genius!! A comment I wish I had come up with in my post!!

Anonymous said...

Well, that driver was certainly no Ayrton Senna.

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