A CAR ploughed through a garden wall before the driver fled the scene.

It is the second time the wall has been destroyed by reckless drivers.


Damage - outside Karen White’s home

The motorist is believed to have come round the junction of Hadleigh Road and Glendale Gardens, Leigh, and gone straight into the wall outside Karen White’s home - with debris smashing into her front door.

The 42-year-old told the Echo: “It happened about 3am and it was a massive bang, like an explosion.

“This happened before four months ago and I was scared I couldn’t even go out there to have a look.

“I thought ‘surely this can’t have happened to me for a second time’.”

The next morning she heard children and neighbours commenting outside so she went to take a look.

She said: “I opened my front door and saw the mess and just shut the door and cried.

“I have spoken to the council about the issue at the junction several times. No one seems to care.

“What about when a child is killed next time?

“If they had have come through any harder they would have come through the front door.”

The first incident cost £8,000 to fix and this time the damage is worse and could cost double.

Karen, who has lived on Glendale Gardens for just over two years, believes the junction is dangerous and that speed bumps should be installed on Hadleigh Road.

A spokesman for Essex Police, said: “We were called with reports that a vehicle had been in collision with a house in Leigh.

“At around 3.30am on Tuesday, December 10, a vehicle believed to be of a light colour, collided with a house in Glendale Gardens.

“The vehicle failed to stop.

“Anyone with information, CCTV or footage from a doorbell camera is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference 243 of 10 December.

“Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.”