Family 'inches from death' as car ploughs into their house in Farnworth

The Bolton News: CLOSE: A car ploughs into a house in Harper Green Road, Farnworth CLOSE: A car ploughs into a house in Harper Green Road, Farnworth

A YOUNG family were “inches from death” when a car ploughed into their home.

The red Lexus crashed through a neighbour's front garden in Harper Green Road, Farnworth, before smashing into the house at about 7pm on Sunday.

Mum-of-one, Donna Stewart, was in the garden with her daughter Angel, aged 11, niece Ebony, aged nine, and her next door neighbour’s toddler, Jordanna, aged three, enjoying the last of the sun when the car careered through next door’s garden towards them.

Quick-thinking Miss Stewart, who was holding Jordanna at the time, threw her out of the way as the car narrowly avoided where they had been sitting.

Angel and Ebony, who were sat at the front door, had to act equally as fast as the car drove right at them and crashed into the entrance to the house.

The male driver ran off in the direction of Lee Avenue.

Miss Stewart’s 72-year-old mum, Margery Ward, who was in the living room at the time, was treated for shock.

Miss Stewart, aged 33, who has lived in the house that was damaged for 21 years, said: “It was either throw Jordanna out of harm’s way or we’d have both been impaled with the car against the house. It was literally inches away from us.


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“My daughter was stood in the doorway with Ebony but thankfully they managed to get out of its way before it smashed into our front door.

“If we had been any slower reacting, it would have taken us all out.

“The car did so much damage the whole front door area has been boarded up and we’re being re-housed until everything is fixed.

“My grandmother is still shaken by it — she was sat in the front room just a few feet away from where the car hit the house.”

Police are now trying to find the driver.

A police spokesman said: “We are investigating a fail-to-stop damage-only collision.”

Miss Stewart also criticised the safety of Harper Green Road.

She said: “Sooner or later someone is going to be killed along here.”

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5:14pm Mon 2 Jun 14

questionairre says...

Leave the car where it is and put a few piles of brick underneath and it will soon fit in.
Leave the car where it is and put a few piles of brick underneath and it will soon fit in. questionairre
  • Score: -18

6:11pm Mon 2 Jun 14

BlueRay79 says...

Description of driver from Police? This is a newspaper, surely the facts would help?
Description of driver from Police? This is a newspaper, surely the facts would help? BlueRay79
  • Score: 22

6:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Jackael says...

Description of the driver please !!, you have one now could you share it with the rest of us please ???
Description of the driver please !!, you have one now could you share it with the rest of us please ??? Jackael
  • Score: 19

7:23pm Mon 2 Jun 14

lancashiregirl says...

You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.
You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone. lancashiregirl
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Ernagy2 says...

lancashiregirl wrote:
You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.
He ran off. So they don't know yet who he / she was
[quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.[/p][/quote]He ran off. So they don't know yet who he / she was Ernagy2
  • Score: 0

9:38pm Mon 2 Jun 14

melloj says...

I live on Harpergreen. They're always driving like d*** heads on here.
I live on Harpergreen. They're always driving like d*** heads on here. melloj
  • Score: 6

9:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

"The male driver ran off in the direction of Lee Avenue." ?
Car crashes in Harper Green Road, Farnworth and the driver heads where....?
Lee Avenue is off Settle Street, Grot Lever @ a mile away
Sloppy reporting BN
"The male driver ran off in the direction of Lee Avenue." ? Car crashes in Harper Green Road, Farnworth and the driver heads where....? Lee Avenue is off Settle Street, Grot Lever @ a mile away Sloppy reporting BN Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 9

9:59pm Mon 2 Jun 14

BXGirl says...

Ernagy2 wrote:
lancashiregirl wrote:
You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.
He ran off. So they don't know yet who he / she was
Surely Ms Stewart had some sort of description to give
[quote][p][bold]Ernagy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.[/p][/quote]He ran off. So they don't know yet who he / she was[/p][/quote]Surely Ms Stewart had some sort of description to give BXGirl
  • Score: 4

12:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

lancashiregirl wrote:
You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.
They know who but won't say,can't upset certain members of the community.
[quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: You only tell half a story, who was the drive, no doubt a young thug, please tell us the name of the driver and ban them for life before they actually kill someone.[/p][/quote]They know who but won't say,can't upset certain members of the community. boltonnut
  • Score: -3

8:56am Tue 3 Jun 14

oftbewildered2 says...

well I suppose forensics will give the car a going over to see if they can pick up anything - probably this will not be the driver's first offence. At one time people used to have the bottle to face up to their responsibilities and be accountable for their actions. .
well I suppose forensics will give the car a going over to see if they can pick up anything - probably this will not be the driver's first offence. At one time people used to have the bottle to face up to their responsibilities and be accountable for their actions. . oftbewildered2
  • Score: 4

2:24pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

We have witnessed a full line of Parked Cars wrecked, a few Months later the same again to an individual Car, A Bungalow having a Car swerve into it, and now a Family lucky to be alive on Harper Green Rd.
The Vehicles that drive up and down this Road, drive too fast by far.
The residents have to park on the road outside their Homes, several Buses come up the road every 5 minutes and visitors to the local playing fields block home owners drives - its a deathtrap.
Do something about it Bolton Council.
We have witnessed a full line of Parked Cars wrecked, a few Months later the same again to an individual Car, A Bungalow having a Car swerve into it, and now a Family lucky to be alive on Harper Green Rd. The Vehicles that drive up and down this Road, drive too fast by far. The residents have to park on the road outside their Homes, several Buses come up the road every 5 minutes and visitors to the local playing fields block home owners drives - its a deathtrap. Do something about it Bolton Council. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 6

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