Mini Cooper smashes into telegraph pole cutting power to hundreds of homes – Braintree and Witham Times

A RED mini smashed in to a telegraph pole and left much more compared to 650 homes free of power.

Residents and neighbours in Castledon Road, Downham told the Echo of the second they heard the collapse and exactly how the pole was left laying across driveways.

Emergency programs arrived at the scene and closed of the road at concerning 7pm on the subject of Wednesday.

The mini driver, a 21-year-old woman from Billericay, endured mini injuries and was taken to Basildon Hospital.

Resident Claire Lawson, 40, recalled the drama, she said: “I was merely indoors and suddenly I heard this bang.

“I ran outside and I might notice the auto and the telegraph pole leaning over. There was a family that possessed got from their auto to notice to the driver.

“My driveway was blocked so I couldn’t get hold of out, yet I shouted over to notice if I might tips at every one of yet the family seemed to have actually it in hand.

“I am still shocked.

“There was smoke coming from the bonnet of the auto and there were emergency programs everywhere dealing along with the incident.”

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Police were called and discovered a Mini Cooper possessed been in collision along with an overhead line.

“UK energy Networks and BT engineers were contacted as the pole possessed fallen and cables were in the road. The highways authority was likewise contacted to deal along with an oil spill.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

A spokesman for UK energy Networks said: “We were promptly on the subject of site repairing damage to the pole and cables.

“667 customers would certainly have actually seen an interruption to energy at concerning 7.50pm along with 642 properties restored in fifty percent an hour.

“24 customers possessed their energy spine at 1.10am yesterday along with the last customer having energy restored merely after 10.30am as a result of access issues.”

Some residents likewise wished to highlight pertains to along with speeding in the road, despite the fact that there’s no idea the mini was going also fast.

Brieege McCaffrey of Castledon Road said: “People rate down this road every one of the time.

“Despite the fact that it is a 30mph rate limitation drivers still whizz along right here at 70mph, it’s terrible and People merely do not preserve to the rate limit.

A police spokesman added: “Police are aware of residents’ pertains to concerning speeding and carry out enforcement action in the Downham area.

“This is harmonized versus the should prioritise incidents where there is higher threat of threat, harm and threat to the public.”

The Echo contacted Chelmsford Council for a comment concerning speeding.