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Cars damaged in early morning collision on residential street

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

  • 10/03/14 RTC Just one of the 5 cars that had been hit during an RTC on Forest Rd, Shobnall

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A ROW of parked cars were damaged when another vehicle ran into them in the early hours of the morning.

People living in Forest Road, Burton, said they were woken at 4.40am on Saturday by ‘the loudest bang’ when the cars were hit.

Several vehicles had to be towed away after police and fire crews had attended, as they had sustained such serious damage.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We got a call at 4.40am on Saturday to a report of a road traffic collision on Forest Road.

“Five cars were involved – a black Audi A4, black Renault Megane, a black Ford Focus, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a red Hyundai Getz.

“Nobody was injured or taken to hospital.”

One of the people who lives in the road, who asked not to be identified, told the Mail several people went out into the street to see what had happened as when the commotion was heard.

She said: “We were woken up firstly by the noise of a car coming down Henhurst Hill. It sounded like it was travelling really fast – it must have been to wake us up. The music was really loud as well.

“After we stirred there was the loudest bang. We just knew there had been a big accident.”

Our pictures show one of the vehicles involved, which suffered damage to its back wheel.

“They must have been going fast to take out so many cars,” the resident added.

This stretch of Forest Road often sees collisions, she said, despite the fact it is on a straight.

Many believe the issues are caused by people speeding over the brow of the hill.

Arguments relating to traffic in Forest Road – one of the main arteries into Burton – have been ongoing for some time.

Issues include the number of HGVs using the route and the risk to children because of heavy, fast traffic, and parked cars which line much of the road.

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