Villagers hear a ‘big bang’ as a car crashes into a fence on a ‘manic’ road in Burton Joyce


Villagers preparing for bed were stunned when they heard a ‘big bang’ and realized a car had crashed into a fence on a ‘manic’ road where traffic collisions are a ‘regular occurrence’ “. The latest collision at Burton Joyce happened in Nottingham Road, near its junction with Maris Drive, in the early hours of Saturday May 7.

Fortunately, no one was injured, but the car involved remains cordoned off with visible damage to the fences of two different homes. One of the owners whose fence was damaged said the road was “getting more dangerous” with separate incidents being reported in quick succession.

The man, who asked not to be named, said he hadn’t had a chance to deal with his emotions. “I think my camera picked up a cop at 1:30 a.m. They left a card to call back,” the owner said.

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“I don’t know how I feel – this road is getting more and more dangerous: it happened at the bus stop and, less than a week after it was damaged, someone was on it is engaged again. It’s disturbing how fast they could have gone into two fences. The man explained he was awaiting a response from Nottinghamshire Police regarding the driver’s insurance details.

The aftermath of the accident

Officers said they were called to a traffic accident overnight and confirmed there were no injuries. Further information regarding the investigation, however, is unclear at this stage.

A neighbor reported hearing a “big bang”. He was getting ready for bed when the crash happened, and he said it wasn’t the first time something like this had happened in recent weeks. In another incident, he recalled seeing an overturned car that had “turned on its roof”.

“It’s manic,” he said. “It’s a regular thing, it’s the second this week – fourth or fifth this month, in the last four or five weeks. I went out and thought it was [going to be] much worse – luckily the boy was fine – he was very lucky, very lucky.

The car is cordoned off at Maris Drive
The car is cordoned off at Maris Drive

“I had just gone to bed, it happened dead at one in the morning. It’s a regular occurrence; it’s dangerous.” Another local resident, Brian Andrews, 83, said he was happy no one was injured. Mr Andrews said: “It’s getting worse now – it’s a fair job to cross the road. It’s good that they’re [people involved] very good. The car, scrap it – as long as no one is hurt, it doesn’t matter.

A resident, who asked not to be named, said there were “terrible” problems with speeding, saying neighbors should be careful when exiting the Maris Drive junction.

Meanwhile, villagers on social media also said the traffic was “insane” and “getting worse”. Over the past few weeks, police have been carrying out a speeding operation in the village near the new £49million Colliery Way road.

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