A distraught homeowner whose front garden wall was destroyed following a horror crash says it was lucky the driver or a pedestrian was not killed.
Hardial Singh Dhamrait was awoken by a “massive bang” at around 3am this morning when a black Mercedes smashed into the six-foot hight brick wall on Burton Road.
Thankfully, it appears no one suffered serious injury.
Police say damage was also done to a nearby roundabout and the driver left the scene. Witnesses are being urged to come forward.
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Mr Dhamrait, who has lived at the Littleover address for more than 20 years, said he could not believe what happened and called the police within minutes of waking up.
The 60-year-old, who works as a private landlord, said the crash has also upset his wife, his son and daughter-in-law who live in the house with him.
He told Derbyshire Live: “At around 3am a guy came through the barrier and crashed into my garden wall and into my front garden.
“I was asleep at the time and then heard a massing bang. My main concern was with the driver and if everyone was safe.
“The driver walked away from the vehicle. The police have been here for several hours. They told me there was blood on the car seat.
“It’s not very nice to have happened – the driver is very lucky to have survived because most of the wall has fallen onto the car. It’s also lucky there was no one on the pavement at the time as normally it’s a busy area.”
Mr Dhamrait said he was awaiting information from his insurance company about the damage to his wall.
“It was frightening,” he added.
Safety road barriers have been temporarily placed around the area to protect the damaged wall.
A Derbyshire police statement said: “We were called shortly before 3.20am this morning to a report that a car had collided with a wall near to a roundabout in Burton Road, Littleover.
“Officers attended and found a black Mercedes embedded in a wall, but the driver had left the scene.
“The roundabout was closed due to it being damaged during the collision.”
Anyone with information or with private CCTV installed nearby, should call Derbyshire police on 101 or via social media quoting reference number 2*398982.