Fences and sheds smashed in Crown Wood crashBy Becky Barnes
September 30, 2012
Two fences, two sheds and a washing line were destroyed after a car smashed through three gardens in Crown Wood last night.
Bracknell firefighters and police were called where a 'crumpled' car was in the back garden of a house in Batcombe Mead at 8.15pm.
The people from the first two houses were out at the time but the crash was seen by a woman walking past at the time and there was a party in the third house.
Gill Blake, 50, who lives in third house, said: "I feel terrible and shocked. We were having a 25th birthday party for my daughter Daisy and some people had just come in from having a cigarette in the garden.
"My son was coming in the front door when we heard this great big bang and the poor woman walking along could have been dead in my garden.
"I haven't slept all night thinking about it."
Owner of the first house Owen Lake, 51, was walking his dogs with his wife Lorna at the time of the crash.
He said: "We saw blue flashing lights and the fence had been demolished. Three bikes have been damaged including one worth more than £500.
"It is a bit of a shock - if we had come back 10 minutes earlier we could have been in the way of that car.
"In a way I feel lucky even though it is a hassle."
Alan Couzens, 53, who lives in the middle house with his wife Sue, was at the airport in Gran Canaria waiting to come home from their holiday.
He said: "My son phoned us to say there has been an accident and a car in the back garden and quite a mess."
"We got home at 6am and have now spent all morning clearing this up."
The car was towed at 10.30pm last night after firefighters made it safe.
A fire spokesman said the driver left the scene.
Anyone with information contact 101.