Residents on a busy Rochdale street were ‘shaken’ from their sleep after a car crashed into a house on their street.
Early this morning (January 26), dramatic footage showed the devastating wreckage of the car that crashed through metal railings on Rochdale Road and crashed into a house down the street.
Three houses were left with damage, after the crash around 2 a.m.
The house the car directly crashed into had its windows completely broken and had to be boarded up with debris piled up in front of the house and some car parts scattered around all three houses and the pedestrian walkway.
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Police closed off Rochdale Road in Milnrow, while fire and paramedic teams also attended the scene.
The trail was later reopened at 5am.
A resident living on Rochdale Road said they were woken up by a ‘rumble’ in the early hours of the morning and when they went to see what had happened they found a black Audi that had crashed into their neighbours’ house.
Talking with him Manchester Evening News They said, “I heard a crash and it jolted me out of bed.
“It was around 1:45am, I was one of the first to get here, it was me and a policeman, and all I saw was a car that had gone through the gates and crashed into the house.
“I stayed for a while and they started doing work and then I left them.”
Another neighbor who lived across the street and asked not to be identified said they were also woken up by police sirens and police officers running toward the black car.
Talking with him MENS They said this is not the first time accidents have occurred in the area.
They said: “I was woken up by the police, I saw that a black car had driven through the house and part of the roof had fallen on the car.
“There were police running to the car to look inside, but I didn’t see anyone being pulled out, I think the driver got away.
“It was crazy, I hope no one was hurt.
“Speeding accidents happen quite a bit in this area, something needs to be done about it.”
Another resident who only found out about the accident hours after it happened said he saw a neighbor whose house was damaged by debris looking ‘forlorn’.
They said, “I didn’t hear a thing, when I went out at 7:30am to get my paper this morning that’s when I saw the mess.
“By then the car had been taken, but there was a man doing some repair work, and I saw one of my neighbors whose house was hit by debris looking quite sad.
“I slept well, but it’s not something you expect to wake up to, is it?”
The MENS has asked Greater Manchester Police for more details about the incident.
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.