Wisbech woman recalls ‘apocalyptic’ and ‘frightening’ five-vehicle smash outside her house
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A Wisbech woman has described the aftermath of a five-car crash outside her home as “apocalyptic” and “frightening”.
The smash, which happened on Wilberforce Road in Wisbech on Sunday 19, involved a Chrysler Voyager, Citroen C3, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Mokka and a BMW 730D, said a police spokesman.
“Officers were called to the scene at 4pm and a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent and causing damage under £5,000. He has been released on bail until March 21.
“No injuries were reported as a result of the incident,” he added.
Linda Newman, of Wilberforce Road, said: “I was sitting in the front room and just saw my car disappear from view. It was horrendous; it wasn’t just a crash, more like an apocalypse with bits of car all over the road.
“My Vauxhall was lifted from the disabled bay outside my house which ended up smashing into my neighbour’s two-tonne Chrysler.
“The number plate of the BMW came off so we were able to phone the police immediately so they could go after it straight away.”
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Mrs Newman said her car has been destroyed as a result of the crash.
“I think it might be a write-off, it’s so severely damaged. I was just so shocked after it happened.
“If it had been a little Mini it would have been sent flying up to the top of the road.”
She doesn’t think it’ll stop something similar happening again, though.
“We do get minor bumps down here, because it’s a small road,” Mrs Newman added.
“People come in from the top even though it’s a no-entry road - they just don’t care.”