Police launch inquiry after two injured when their car crashed into Ely homes

PUBLISHED: 15:46 02 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:03 02 November 2017

This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott

This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott

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Two of the four occupants of a car that crashed into two houses in Ely were taken to hospital.

This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott

The houses were extensively damaged in the crash that happened on Tuesday (October 21) just before 11pm.

One woman posted to the Spotted in Ely Facebook page: “I was at the scene and at Addenbrooke’s all night with them.”

This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott

A police spokesman said: “We were called to reports that a car had gone into the front of a building in Waterside, Ely.

“The occupants of the car left the scene following the collision. The car was recovered by police.

This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott This was the scene after a car crashed into a house on Waterside, Ely, at around 10.45pm on Tuesday (October 31). Two people were hurt in the collision. Photo: Brian Knott

“An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 611 of October 31.”

The crash involved a grey Vauxhall Insignia and according to residents the driver of the car was not hurt and fled the scene.

Another woman told Spotted in Ely that “it was two adults and two 16 year olds; my 16-year-old got in the car after being offered a lift home”.

One other woman said she was thankful to those who checked on her elderly grandmother who lives next to the damaged houses.

“Residents and neighbours were quick to check that my elderly nan was ok,” she said. “The police, ambulance and fire service were excellent. She’s touched at how many strangers have offered her their name and phone number just in case she needs anything.

“I just wanted to say on her behalf a huge thank you. It’s wonderful that there are so many lovely people living nearby and a special few who make her living in Ely enjoyable and safe.”

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