Road closed in Burton after car crashes into house
A busy residential street in Burton was closed today after a car crashed into a house. Barriers have been placed in Uxbridge Street after a car crashed into the front of a terraced house on the street, causing substantial damage. Residents and shopkeepers have today been telling how they heard a loud noise when the car hit the house last night, Thursday, October 8.
The front wall of the white-painted property has bricks dislodged, which have been pushed inwards by the impact. The front of the house, which has no front garden and sits next to the pavement, has been hit so hard the bricks have been ripped away from the door frame and pushed inside the house. The front downstairs uPVC window has also been pushed into the house and is bent from the impact.
It appears not to have been broken in the accident. Signs have been placed at the junction of Evershed Way saying Uxbridge Street is closed. Barriers have been been placed around the house.
Pictures have emerged of fire crews at the scene of the crash, which happened around 7pm. The car involved was a blue Seat. One resident living close by said this morning: “A car came down last night and swerved and hit the house.
I didn’t see what happened but there are skid marks on the road. “I wasn’t at the front of the house when it happened. I was sitting in the back.
There are various cars speeding down here every night. It’s like a rat-run really. “It’s not a massive road and it’s got speed bumps but people just weave around to avoid them.
It’s unusual to have an accident on this road but they do at the junction at the end. “Everybody was okay but the lady in the house was really shaken up. They have moved with relatives somewhere else.
The damaged house in burton’s Uxbridge Street.
The road is currently closed
“The police were really good. They got a structural engineer to do an assessment last night. A builder was out this morning first thing to see how they can make a start.
I woke up this morning and thought this is just surreal. It’s crazy.” Another resident who was in his house at the time said he did not see the crash but went to see what had happened after hearing a loud noise.
He said: “The police came and took the car away and cordoned off the road. “It was towed away last night. It happened about 7pm.”
Neighbour Annette Adams said: “I heard all the commotion down the road as I was at a friend’s house and the police were here and I saw a fire engine. “I couldn’t see what it was at first as it was dark. The two airbags had inflated so there must’ve been two people in the car.
It’s really bad. I waited until the tow truck came and towed it away. I was shocked.
“Another woman said: I didn’t really see anything. They towed the car away. It was navy blue and had really smashed into the wall.
Police and ambulance were here and everything.”