Car ends up in garden of Fiddlers Hamlet home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The car ended up in the front garden The car ended up in the front garden

A car crashed through a garden wall at a notorious accident black spot.

The vehicle ploughed through the barrier on Monday after the driver lost control at the junction of Stewards Green Road, Mount Road and Coopersale Street in Fiddlers Hamlet.

The car careered into Michelle Evans’ garden and is the third car to crash at the junction this month.

Mrs Evans said: “It’s lucky nobody was killed. People drive far too fast around the corner and they can’t see round the bend.

“There are small children who ride bikes around here and a lot of people coming and going from the pub.”

The vehicle demolished two walls and left brickwork lying a few feet from Mrs Evans’ house.

The road’s speed limit was reduced from 60mph to 40mph earlier this year but the homeowner wants more to be done.

She said: “We had to rebuild our wall and reinforce it in July after another car had gone through it. I’m fed up.

“I think they should but a raised hump across the junction to slow drivers down.”

The Guardian has contacted the council for a comment.

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11:14pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Susie75 says...

This is a dreadful junction. When I collect my grandchildren from school in Coopersale I have to turn right into Stewards Green Road. I put my heart in my mouth and pray that no one comes flying round the corner from the left. It's impossible to see anyone coming in advance and they always come round the blind bend at a ridiculous speed for the conditions. Speed humps or rumble strips might help.
This is a dreadful junction. When I collect my grandchildren from school in Coopersale I have to turn right into Stewards Green Road. I put my heart in my mouth and pray that no one comes flying round the corner from the left. It's impossible to see anyone coming in advance and they always come round the blind bend at a ridiculous speed for the conditions. Speed humps or rumble strips might help. Susie75

2:11pm Fri 13 Dec 13

coshgirl66 says...

Surely the headline should be driver crashes car into wall? Yet another example of driverless reporting. Cars do not crash into walls of their own volition, it takes an idiot behind the wheel to do that!
Surely the headline should be driver crashes car into wall? Yet another example of driverless reporting. Cars do not crash into walls of their own volition, it takes an idiot behind the wheel to do that! coshgirl66

9:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

HottRedMan says...

What makes you think this was going over the speed limit? Driver could be on the phone or putting on makeup...
What makes you think this was going over the speed limit? Driver could be on the phone or putting on makeup... HottRedMan

9:30am Sat 14 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

coshgirl66 wrote:
Surely the headline should be driver crashes car into wall? Yet another example of driverless reporting. Cars do not crash into walls of their own volition, it takes an idiot behind the wheel to do that!
You're right, it's odd reporting, if a cyclist hit a pedestrian would the headline be:

"Bike goes out of control!"
[quote][p][bold]coshgirl66[/bold] wrote: Surely the headline should be driver crashes car into wall? Yet another example of driverless reporting. Cars do not crash into walls of their own volition, it takes an idiot behind the wheel to do that![/p][/quote]You're right, it's odd reporting, if a cyclist hit a pedestrian would the headline be: "Bike goes out of control!" Stevo98

12:22am Sun 15 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Surely if this has happened on several occasions, Mrs Evans should have a more reinforced wall or paint it white or 'STOP' thereon?' She could consider sinking short RSJ's before the wall as a protective barrier also.
Surely if this has happened on several occasions, Mrs Evans should have a more reinforced wall or paint it white or 'STOP' thereon?' She could consider sinking short RSJ's before the wall as a protective barrier also. Billy Yerache

2:36pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

HottRedMan wrote:
What makes you think this was going over the speed limit? Driver could be on the phone or putting on makeup...
Woman drivers wearing high heels are a danger on the road.
[quote][p][bold]HottRedMan[/bold] wrote: What makes you think this was going over the speed limit? Driver could be on the phone or putting on makeup...[/p][/quote]Woman drivers wearing high heels are a danger on the road. Billy Yerache

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