CAR CRASH OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

The other night I heard a ‘crump’, looked out of the upstairs window and sure enough a car had come down the road opposite our house much too fast. It had gone into another one, then disgorged a number of young lads who started on the innocent driver.

At this point somebody called the police. The lads in the car all ran away … oh, I do wonder why >:-(

The police arrived and it didn’t take them long to clear the road. I took the photo out of the window.

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One of these days, I am convinced, somebody coming too fast down that road will end up in our garden!

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29 thoughts on “CAR CRASH OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

    1. I think 18 is far too young to put a youngster in charge of a potentially lethal weapon like a car! However, thieves and joyriders will always be with us and it’s hard to know what sort of prevention and punishment is actually going to work.

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  1. I suggest a few ex-military tank traps. I once witnessed the whole scene of a speeding car braking far too late on approaching some lights and slamming into the rear of a staionary car. I gave the driver of the unfortunate vehicle my details and called the police later. I was called to give evidence in court and took the day off work to do so. At the eleventh hour the miscreant driver pleaded guilty and a copper arrived on my doorstep to tell me that I would not be needed …but that there was a drink-driving charge involved!

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    1. How depressing, Kathryn. Hope your hand was OK. There was a time when it would have been considered ‘normal’ for the offending party to stop and see if they could help. Those were the days! How can we recreate them, I wonder? In the past the local bobbies knew all the bad lads and their families and would go round to their homes and tell them off. The Dads would give them a clip round the ear and that would be that. The prevention and treatment of crime was much more of a joint responsibility between the police and society. These days, in our teeming cities, nobody knows who anybody is, and we have replaced family discipline with security cameras.

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      1. In my day (Gods! I sound OLD!!!) a bobby would give you a serious clip round the ear THEN take you home to face a proper thraping at the hands of Mom and, when he got home, Dad.

        No wonder I’m a good boy!

        P.

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      2. Not as old as me … but ‘in those days’ we still respected ‘authority’ – we weren’t given a choice! Nowadays that has all broken down, and it’s hard to see where society will go next.

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  2. Oh crikey… how depressing that the young lads then picked on the innocent driver – must have been terrifying for them 😦 Glad somebody called the police and I hope the innocent driver was ok….
    Must have been upsetting for you…. HUGS…..xxx

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    1. Hub went out to see what was going on – that’s how we know the lads ran off when the police started arriving! Nobody hurt, thank goodness – but it’s all too common around here.

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    1. A wise move, Janet! Now I have my bus pass I don’t drive at all, and we are lucky enough to be able to tuck our car away. But one of these days there will be a fatality.

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    1. Our police are pretty good but this sort of thing is so common round here, I think they have their work cut out! We’ve done funerals for lads who were killed in this way – when will people learn?

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