Crash in Southend town centre leaves Mercedes badly damaged

The Mercedes

The Mercedes

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EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash in Southend town centre in which a Mercedes has been badly damaged.

Fire crews are cleaning oil which had spilled out onto the ground in Weston Road following the collision, which took place at around 8.40pm Police are investigating the car – whose occupants have left the scene.

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Witnesses said that the Mercedes drove into the back of a van – which was not damaged and drove away.

A 33-year-old man who was in the beer garden of the nearby Hush bar said: “I was just outside having a fag with my friend when we heard a revving then a bang.

“We looked over the gate and saw the car had gone straight into the back of a van.

“The driver of the car said he had just pulled out of a bay but it didn’t sound like that, it sounded pretty fast.

“The guy in the van got back in and drove off. It wasn’t damaged because it had a tow bar at the back.

“Then we realised the driver and passenger of the car had gone.”

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9:18pm Thu 1 May 14

supermadmax says...

Probably nicked.
Probably nicked. supermadmax
  • Score: 21

9:47pm Thu 1 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

couple of fools giving it large and messed up big style, the roads round here are full of them and plenty in big money motors too just like this one.
couple of fools giving it large and messed up big style, the roads round here are full of them and plenty in big money motors too just like this one. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 25

10:22pm Thu 1 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
couple of fools giving it large and messed up big style, the roads round here are full of them and plenty in big money motors too just like this one.
Drug dealers probably with something to hide.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: couple of fools giving it large and messed up big style, the roads round here are full of them and plenty in big money motors too just like this one.[/p][/quote]Drug dealers probably with something to hide. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: 25

12:05am Fri 2 May 14

AnotherBrickInTheWall says...

Saw the car driving down Clarance Street moments before this happened , the driver was accelerating in fast short bursts, clearly exceeding the speed limit. He looked as though he was in his very early twenties and showing off to the passenger.........I imagine the car was not his and this is why he legged it, so he can claim it was stolen....... daddy is not gonna be impressed ! Glad no pedestrians or the other driver were injured. I can only imagine the condescending look the driver of the van must have given him before simply going about his business.
Saw the car driving down Clarance Street moments before this happened , the driver was accelerating in fast short bursts, clearly exceeding the speed limit. He looked as though he was in his very early twenties and showing off to the passenger.........I imagine the car was not his and this is why he legged it, so he can claim it was stolen....... daddy is not gonna be impressed ! Glad no pedestrians or the other driver were injured. I can only imagine the condescending look the driver of the van must have given him before simply going about his business. AnotherBrickInTheWall
  • Score: 19

4:53am Fri 2 May 14

essexmarc says...

have seen this car roaring about the seafront and through town.like someone said it looks like he was giving it the beans showing off and got caught out
have seen this car roaring about the seafront and through town.like someone said it looks like he was giving it the beans showing off and got caught out essexmarc
  • Score: 12

6:07am Fri 2 May 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

The van was not damaged. What do they make mercedes out of these days, cardboard?
Lucky it wasnt a person he drove into. When is a 20mph limit going to be introduced in Southend?
The van was not damaged. What do they make mercedes out of these days, cardboard? Lucky it wasnt a person he drove into. When is a 20mph limit going to be introduced in Southend? Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 8

6:56am Fri 2 May 14

whateverhappened says...

I fail to see how the van was undamaged tow bar or not.
I fail to see how the van was undamaged tow bar or not. whateverhappened
  • Score: 12

7:19am Fri 2 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

whateverhappened wrote:
I fail to see how the van was undamaged tow bar or not.
possibly an old van and might have already had a bit of damage so couldn't be bothered either that or he was up to no good,or collecting scrap with no license or had been drinking.
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: I fail to see how the van was undamaged tow bar or not.[/p][/quote]possibly an old van and might have already had a bit of damage so couldn't be bothered either that or he was up to no good,or collecting scrap with no license or had been drinking. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 7

7:39am Fri 2 May 14

photography says...

This AMG has been racing around the streets of southend now for a while blasted past me a few times as well, it was only time before this happened....
This AMG has been racing around the streets of southend now for a while blasted past me a few times as well, it was only time before this happened.... photography
  • Score: 21

11:26am Fri 2 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Nice scrap, hope the owner cleans the road, of that oil.
Nice scrap, hope the owner cleans the road, of that oil. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 11

11:50am Fri 2 May 14

Jock37ng says...

essexmarc wrote:
have seen this car roaring about the seafront and through town.like someone said it looks like he was giving it the beans showing off and got caught out
Yeah I saw this bell end roaring up Victoria ave doing at least 60 mph the other day. Glad only his pride has been hurt.
[quote][p][bold]essexmarc[/bold] wrote: have seen this car roaring about the seafront and through town.like someone said it looks like he was giving it the beans showing off and got caught out[/p][/quote]Yeah I saw this bell end roaring up Victoria ave doing at least 60 mph the other day. Glad only his pride has been hurt. Jock37ng
  • Score: 15

3:16pm Fri 2 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Jock37ng wrote:
essexmarc wrote:
have seen this car roaring about the seafront and through town.like someone said it looks like he was giving it the beans showing off and got caught out
Yeah I saw this bell end roaring up Victoria ave doing at least 60 mph the other day. Glad only his pride has been hurt.
Driving like a C0ck, he probably has a small one, now no car
[quote][p][bold]Jock37ng[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]essexmarc[/bold] wrote: have seen this car roaring about the seafront and through town.like someone said it looks like he was giving it the beans showing off and got caught out[/p][/quote]Yeah I saw this bell end roaring up Victoria ave doing at least 60 mph the other day. Glad only his pride has been hurt.[/p][/quote]Driving like a C0ck, he probably has a small one, now no car carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 11

4:29pm Fri 2 May 14

Britanniaman says...

lol i done the same in my merc the brakes in the 2012 models seem to not stop i had to push down to the floor lift back up then push down hard again before it stopped i went into back of a iceland van.My friend said it sounded like it was still revving when i was braking ? But i had my foot on the brake well away from the accelerator.
Also the same the iceland van had no damage and he just said sorry to me he wished he went through the amber light i said nope its still my fault.
lol i done the same in my merc the brakes in the 2012 models seem to not stop i had to push down to the floor lift back up then push down hard again before it stopped i went into back of a iceland van.My friend said it sounded like it was still revving when i was braking ? But i had my foot on the brake well away from the accelerator. Also the same the iceland van had no damage and he just said sorry to me he wished he went through the amber light i said nope its still my fault. Britanniaman
  • Score: -4

4:58pm Fri 2 May 14

runwellian says...

Having been seen in so many places there must be CCTV of the driver somewhere?

Sounds as if the van driver knew the other driver and perhaps not being legal, disappeared very quickly from the scene.

At least it was only the can that got damaged but think of what could have happened, another family may have lost a loved one with crockpots like this on the roads.

Has the owner of the merc come forward?
Having been seen in so many places there must be CCTV of the driver somewhere? Sounds as if the van driver knew the other driver and perhaps not being legal, disappeared very quickly from the scene. At least it was only the can that got damaged but think of what could have happened, another family may have lost a loved one with crockpots like this on the roads. Has the owner of the merc come forward? runwellian
  • Score: 2

6:11pm Fri 2 May 14

depotman says...

was only a matter of time
was only a matter of time depotman
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Fri 2 May 14

tippy2001 says...

Ive seen this idiot a few times down the seafront & vic ave racing normally there is also a black amg merc that he races & they are true muppets especially when they stop at the lights late at night outside the blue boar & you get the young muppets in the black amg having a laugh & saying your car is a beast & then they both scream of doing 60+ in front of the police & they dont do nothing at all well serves him right now his car looks like it's been ripped up by a beast lol
Ive seen this idiot a few times down the seafront & vic ave racing normally there is also a black amg merc that he races & they are true muppets especially when they stop at the lights late at night outside the blue boar & you get the young muppets in the black amg having a laugh & saying your car is a beast & then they both scream of doing 60+ in front of the police & they dont do nothing at all well serves him right now his car looks like it's been ripped up by a beast lol tippy2001
  • Score: 5

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