‘Crazy’ driver ploughs into cars in East Ham street before fleeing

A number of families live in White Horse Road where the late-night incident took place. Picture: Kat

A number of families live in White Horse Road where the late-night incident took place. Picture: Kat Hopps - Credit: Archant

A quiet residential road became the scene of a horror crash after a driver smashed into several stationary cars.

Firemen swept the road clear of debris and sanded it down to remove the debris and oil. Picture: Kat

Firemen swept the road clear of debris and sanded it down to remove the debris and oil. Picture: Kat Hopps - Credit: Archant

Families were woken up by loud bangs caused by a speeding car which careered across the road after hitting a speed bump in White Horse Road, East Ham.

Two cars were badly smashed - one being a write-off – while other vehicles received more minor bumps and scrapes in the incident on Friday night at about 11.30pm.

Such was the force of the crash, a lamppost and the brick walls of two houses were badly damaged.

Although no persons were injured, the two occupants of the crashed car absconded soon after leaving car debris, broken glass, oil and coolant scattered across the street.

The force of the crash resulted in the airbag being deployed in the car that caused the smash. Pictu

The force of the crash resulted in the airbag being deployed in the car that caused the smash. Picture: Kat Hopps - Credit: Archant


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Rita Zangu, a resident of White Horse Road whose car was slammed into, called the driver “crazy”.

The mum of young children added she was “disappointed” that although the police were notified of the incident at 11.40pm, they did not turn up until hours later.

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She said: “We have been waiting for an hour and a half and look at the state of the car.”

Firemen from East Ham Fire Station arrived some time before midnight.

Rita Zangu's car had to be towed away after the incident. Picture: Kat Hopps

Rita Zangu's car had to be towed away after the incident. Picture: Kat Hopps - Credit: Archant

They were called to the scene by police as “officers were attending a number of other incidences in the borough at the time” according to a Scotland Yard spokesman.

Watch manager Mark Mills commented: “If someone had been there [on the pavement] then it wouldn’t have been a very good situation at all.”

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “We were called to reports of a collision at 11.40pm on Friday night.

“The car are was in collision with a number of stationary vehicles. There were no injuries.

Part of a brick wall was demolished by the driver. Picture: Kat Hopps

Part of a brick wall was demolished by the driver. Picture: Kat Hopps - Credit: Archant

“The two occupants fled the scene. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call police in Newham via 101.”

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