Car smashes into house in high speed police chase in Chatteris

PUBLISHED: 17:47 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:16 20 August 2018

A man loses control of a stolen car and smashes through two gardens, ending up crashing into the front of  one home. PHOTO: Kath Sansom

A man loses control of a stolen car and smashes through two gardens, ending up crashing into the front of one home. PHOTO: Kath Sansom

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A man driving a stolen car smashed into the front of a house in Chatteris after losing control in a high speed police chase in Chatteris.

The driver is said to have been driving at around 80mph when he lost control on a zig zag bend and smashed through concrete fence posts and two hedges before crashing into the bay window on the front of a property.

The force smashed a radiator off the wall.

The owner of one of the homes, Mr Clark, said: “I was asleep and woke to an almighty crash. Luckily the concrete posts slowed the car down otherwise this could have been a lot worse.

“The noise was frightening. The car went through two hedges and then smashed into the front window of my neighbour’s house.

A man loses control of a stolen car and smashes through two gardens, ending up crashing into the front of  one home. PHOTO: Kath SansomA man loses control of a stolen car and smashes through two gardens, ending up crashing into the front of one home. PHOTO: Kath Sansom

“There is a huge crack in the wall, I have no idea if that will get worse.

“The car crashed into the front of next door’s house with such force it smashed the radiator off the wall.

“I dread to think how bad it could have been if anybody were walking along after a night out or if a car was coming the other way.”

Mr Clark said police believe the car was travelling at around 80mph in the high speed chase as they came into the town’s 30mph zone.

A man loses control of a stolen car and smashes through two gardens, ending up crashing into the front of  one home. PHOTO: Kath SansomA man loses control of a stolen car and smashes through two gardens, ending up crashing into the front of one home. PHOTO: Kath Sansom

“Car’s come round that bend at speed all the time. I know this is different, as it is a stolen vehicle, but it is time to highlight that this bend needs flashing lights or speed humps to slow vehicles down.

“This area gets too many speeding drivers flying past. It’s a tight bend and cars go way too fast all the time.”

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