Neighbours head ‘loud screaming’ as car smashes into wall on busy Nottingham road

Neighbours heard ‘loud screaming’ when a car crashed into a wall on a busy city road in an incident which left a woman injured. Police were called just before 8pm on Friday, March 25, to the junction of Derby Road and Harlaxton Road.

A car had crashed into a wall and knocked down a telephone pole. A woman was injured and taken to hospital. And a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drug driving in connection with the incident. He has since been released under investigation.

The aftermath of the incident remains visible with bricks scattered on the floor. And people who live nearby have described the dramatic moment.

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Bethan Moss, 21, who lives in Harlaxton Drive and is a University of Nottingham student, said: “We had just come back from the pub that evening, and we got into our house as it happened. We went down to see, and we saw a girl by the traffic lights who was hurt.

“A telephone mast, which has since been fixed, was laying in the road. And, from what we can work out, the car had brought that down, crashed into the wall and then carried on up the pavement to where it crashed into a lamp post by the traffic lights.”

The wall that was knocked down by a car during the incident
The wall that was knocked down by a car during the incident

Toby Gould, 21, a University of Nottingham student who lives at the same address as Ms Moss, said: “The car looked like it was written off. That was cleared quite quickly by police, it was probably cleared within an hour.”

George Warren, 19, who lives in Derby Grove and studies geography at Nottingham Trent University, said: “It’s quite shocking, not much usually happens around here. The road was blocked off.”

Joe Taylor, who lives nearby on Derby Road and is a sports rep at the University of Nottingham, said: “I heard the crash, there was the crash into the wall and I heard loud screaming from a girl. I looked out the window and then went outside. I don’t know how the vehicle went off the road.

“I don’t know how someone would manage to do that on such a normal road.” Nottinghamshire Police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with further information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 756 of March 25.