Shocking moment stolen Mercedes ploughs into row of parked cars and wrecks wall
Watch: Shocking moment stolen Mercedes ploughs into row of parked cars and wrecks wall
CCTV shows the shocking moment a stolen Mercedes crashed into a row of parked cars and demolished a wall.
Residents described the impact as sounding like a “missile” and a “bomb going off” after the car careered off the road in Chatham on 2 April.
Three men appeared to get out of the Mercedes and flee the scene, with police saying enquiries are ongoing.
Luckily, no one was injured despite people seen walking on the pavement, but four cars were written off in the incident.
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Resident Nathan Wynne, 42, said the vehicles would have crashed through his front wall if it wasn't for the small perimeter wall outside his house.
He said: "I was indoors and heard a bang. It sounded like a missile coming down. We jumped up and froze and were waiting for another explosion.
"It shook the house. I'm just glad we've got the wall that stopped it coming through the window. It could have been ten times worse.”
Thomas Ryan, who lives nearby, said the impact "sounded like a bomb going off".
He said it was the third serious crash in almost the same place this year and something needed to be done to slow down vehicles on the road.
Ryan added: "It was carnage. I don’t know how they managed to run from the car.
"It had hit the first parked car shoving it onto the pavement and through the brick walls of the houses, then it’s hit the next car, ripped that car apart and then it just concertinaed the rest of the cars."
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Daniel Dimitrov, 47, was upstairs at Agrico Workforce when the Mercedes crashed into his Ford Focus which was destroyed.
He said: "I heard the hit, and people started screaming. I looked out the window and I saw my car wasn't there.
"I went down to see what had happened - there was police and an ambulance.
"I'm happy no one was walking on the pavement - if someone was there they would be dead."
Kent Police confirmed they were called at 7.56pm on Saturday 2 April to a report of a collision in Luton Road, Chatham.
A statement added: "One vehicle, which was alleged to have been stolen, is reported to have collided with two parked vehicles and a garden gate.
"The driver of this vehicle is believed to have left the scene prior to police arrival. No serious injuries were reported.
"Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident."