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Victim's crash hell

PUBLISHED: 10:49 16 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:56 25 August 2010

THESE shocking pictures show the aftermath of an uninsured driver speeding down a residential street.

THESE shocking pictures show the aftermath of an uninsured driver speeding down a residential street.

The driver smashed into a wall in Pickford Lane, Bexleyheath, causing the concrete pillar to go flying in the air before bouncing on the resident's bonnet and crashing through her car's windscreen.

Janet Nutbeam's wall, car and driveway, which were all new, were ruined. But her insurers refuse to cough up for the £6,000 repairs needed to her VW Golf as the culprit was uninsured.

The police, who promised to call Mrs Nutbeam, have yet to let her know what has been done about the uninsured driver.

The smash which happened on Father's Day at approximately 6.50am only served to make the family's day even more tragic than it was, having lost husband and father Peter two days before Christmas after he was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

His daughter Laura Hoy, 29, said: "It would have been nice if the person had the decency to apologise or their passenger, who just decided to get out of the car and go to work without a thought for the mess and devastation their friend or family member had caused.

"It makes me angry to think they can just carry on with their lives and we are left to clean it up. The only thing I am grateful for is a pedestrian wasn't killed by this maniac.

"We think a guy in a Morrisons' construction van may have witnessed the accident, but he had left the scene before the police arrived.

"Something needs to be done about the excessive speeding down Pickford Lane. Bexley council need to act before there is a fatality. I hope the driver gets punished for reckless driving and being uninsured. They should also be made to compensate my mum as she is now £200 out of pocket from no fault of her own."

Transport councillor Peter Craske said: "I recently approved a safety scheme for these roads, following a number of serious accidents and requests from residents for measures to be introduced.

"Some proposals were subject to extensive public consultation earlier in the year with people in the area and were supported by 80 per cent of residents.

"Subsequently, some requests were received for some zebra crossings and we are currently consulting on those.

"Once that is complete we will be able to implement the scheme."

A police spokesperson said that no action has yet been taken against the driver.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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