A car smashed into a garden wall last night.

Emergency services were called at 8pm, and police partially blocked off Darwen Road at its junction with Guild Street.

The homeowner said this was not the first time a car had crashed into his boundary wall.

The car was removed by a recovery truck as the homeowners looked on.

Tim Storey, whose garden the car crashed into, said: "This has happened several times.

"In the last 8 years this is the second time my wall has been demolished by a car going into it."

Although how the crash happened is not clear.

Mr Storey said: "There seems to be an issue with people not stopping when they emerge from Guild Street onto Darwen Road."

He is calling for Bolton Council to do something to do something to make the road safer.

The Bolton News: Darwen Road

He said: “I am annoyed but at the end of the day there is nothing I can do about it, so I just have to deal with the aftermath.

“We spoke to councillors before when they were doing door-to-door and my partner have a chapter and verse on what should be happening.

“At the very least we need to put crash protectors against all four corners of this junction.

“We need someone who is qualified to do so to study the situation and come up with a plan to stop people from emerging out of Guild Street without stopping.”

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Cllr Nadim Muslim initially posted the incident to Facebook and asked people to avoid the area.

He said: “Significant police presence on Darwen Road, blocking the road between Bromley Cross Road and Birtenshaw School."