A MAN who crashed his car through a garden wall after he lost control must retake his test.

Witnesses described the driver, a man believed to be in his 80s, trying to park near the corner of Castle Road, in Hadleigh, on Wednesday evening shortly before 6pm.

Mark Anderson, 43, was walking with his partner - 41-year-old Eva Duranza - in the area at the time and heard the crash.

He said: “As he was trying to park on Castle Road, he lost control of his car and swerved round the road.

“The driver then ploughed his car into two parked cars before crashing it through a garden wall.

“The police and ambulance were quick to arrive on scene.

“The officers were really good - they were polite and courteous to the driver.

“It’s really fortunate nobody was hurt but really was extraordinary the way the car ended up going through the wall.”

Ambulances and police units were sent to the scene and the driver was checked over by medics but is not believed to have been seriously injured.

Another resident, who has asked not to be named, said: “I first became aware of the incident when I heard an almighty bang in the street.

“I rushed out and saw a car had smashed through one of my neighbour’s wall.

“It looked like he had already hit some parked cars and one of those was really badly damaged.

“The paramedics came and checked the out and he didn’t look to be seriously hurt which is really fortunate.

“I hope he’s ok.”

The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed they sent one ambulance to the scene and that the driver, an 89-year-old man, did not require hospital treatment.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called at 5.45pm on May 22 with reports a Ford Focus had collided with three cars and a garden wall in Branch Road, Hadleigh.

“No-one was injured.

“The driver, an 89-year-old man, was reported to take a fit to drive course.”