UPDATED: Driver flees after car crashes into Farnworth house

UPDATED: Driver flees after car crashes into Farnworth house

The wrecked house in Harper Green Road, after a driver smashed a car into it and fled.

The wrecked house in Harper Green Road, after a driver smashed a car into it and fled.

The wrecked house in Harper Green Road, after a driver smashed a car into it and fled.

The wrecked house in Harper Green Road, after a driver smashed a car into it and fled.

The wrecked house in Harper Green Road, after a driver smashed a car into it and fled.

The wrecked house in Harper Green Road, after a driver smashed a car into it and fled.

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A CAR has crashed into a house in Farnworth.

A red Lexus ploughed through the front garden of a property in Harper Green Road before hitting the house itself at about 7pm tonight.

Three people were in the garden at the time of the incident, with another two inside the house, but nobody was hurt.

The driver of the car fled the scene and is now being hunted by police.

A 74-year-old woman was treated for shock at the scene, according to the fire service.

The house has been left uninhabitable after the front elevation and side gable were damaged.

Fire crews from Farnworth and Leigh attended after hearing reports of a collapsed structure.

The police removed the car after an assessment concluded that taking it out of the house would not affect the stability.

A building inspector has visited the street and concluded that the house is safe and not at risk of falling down.

Fire station watch manager Tony McKenna said: "This could easily have been a very serious incident.

"Fortunately nobody was hurt but an elderly lady was treated for shock at the scene.

"Fire crews will be in the locality in the next few days offering home safety checks to reassure the community."


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Police confirmed that they are investigating the matter and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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12:46pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Better ban houses from the roadsides. Can't have them getting in the way of the Jeremy Clarksons of this world can we !
Better ban houses from the roadsides. Can't have them getting in the way of the Jeremy Clarksons of this world can we ! Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -6

12:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

davidjb says...

always speeding outside harper, when i attended harper we did a physics lesson outside on the road measuring car speed and we measured 80mph+
always speeding outside harper, when i attended harper we did a physics lesson outside on the road measuring car speed and we measured 80mph+ davidjb
  • Score: 11

1:48pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
Better ban houses from the roadsides. Can't have them getting in the way of the Jeremy Clarksons of this world can we !
And that goes for pedestrians on Moss Bank Way.
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: Better ban houses from the roadsides. Can't have them getting in the way of the Jeremy Clarksons of this world can we ![/p][/quote]And that goes for pedestrians on Moss Bank Way. Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -5

2:30pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Telvis01 says...

As a resident of Harper Green the kind of reasurance i would like to hear is from the council considering what measures to take to control cars from speeding, or do we have to wait until someone is seriously hurt before we see any effort made??
As a resident of Harper Green the kind of reasurance i would like to hear is from the council considering what measures to take to control cars from speeding, or do we have to wait until someone is seriously hurt before we see any effort made?? Telvis01
  • Score: 7

7:04pm Mon 2 Jun 14

mb63 says...

Crashes are a regular occurence along Harper Green Road.
Someone WILL be killed unless the council do something about it.
Just a few months ago, someone crashed into parked cars, just a few doors down from this crash, and a few years back, just a bit further down again, a car landed in my mate's front garden after a smash!
Crashes are a regular occurence along Harper Green Road. Someone WILL be killed unless the council do something about it. Just a few months ago, someone crashed into parked cars, just a few doors down from this crash, and a few years back, just a bit further down again, a car landed in my mate's front garden after a smash! mb63
  • Score: 3

2:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

Harper Green Road is manic at times.
Parents picking their Kids up from Harper Green School parking dangerously in front of residents homes, same goes for Footballers using the adjoining sports fields.
Buses go up and down every 5 minutes in both directions.
Boy racers, doing well over the speed limit.
The wrecked cars, property and accidents we have seen on this road is un-nerving.
Speed bumps, or cameras are needed and clear NO PARKING signs in front of homes, so non-residents have to use the car park on the adjoining playing fields.
Harper Green Road is manic at times. Parents picking their Kids up from Harper Green School parking dangerously in front of residents homes, same goes for Footballers using the adjoining sports fields. Buses go up and down every 5 minutes in both directions. Boy racers, doing well over the speed limit. The wrecked cars, property and accidents we have seen on this road is un-nerving. Speed bumps, or cameras are needed and clear NO PARKING signs in front of homes, so non-residents have to use the car park on the adjoining playing fields. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 3

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