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Horrified residents wake to carnage in Hull street after stolen Mercedes smashes into parked cars
2021-08-20 04:00:00
Residents in an east Hull street have spoken of their reaction to a police chase which saw several cars hit, damaged and written off by a stolen vehicle. One Shannon Road resident said her and her neighbours were “shocked and angry” after waking up to find their cars damaged on the morning of Tuesday, August 17. Read more: Takeaway burglars 'hit five cars' in 'high speed police chase' across east Hull Another said long standing on-street parking due to a lack of drives on one side of the road had left them at the mercy of the oncoming car, understood to have been stolen from a nearby takeaway on Holderness Road. A Humberside Police spokesperson said they were in the “early stages” of their investigation into the theft and crashes and appealed for anyone with information to come forward. They said the occupants of the silver Mercedes had fled on foot following the smash which left no car owners injured despite the damage. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. Around five cars were damaged, including some written off entirely, by the crash which took place at around 6am. Residents said that while there were known traffic issues in the road, caused largely by the on-street parking, they had never witnessed anything on the scale of the crash. A resident living opposite the junction of Shannon Road and Wansbeck Street where the crashes took place, said they heard a “massive crash” while still asleep. They said: “It was pretty bad, my partner's car was one of those hit. “It's a write off now, it's pretty much gone, it's ridiculous, we worked our a**** off for it and had it for about two years. The latest crime statistics for your area “Everyone was just shocked and angry afterwards, there's no need for it. “What did they gain from it? Nothing, they've just written off and damaged a lot of cars. “The police did everything they could, but we don't know if they've been caught yet, no one knows. Watch to find out more about how the police deal with criminal investigations: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “There have been quite a few accidents on the road and people use it as a rat run, it's been going on for a while.” Resident Steve Hall, who also lives close to the scene, said parking on the estate was “bad” but nothing on the scale of Tuesday's incident had ever happened before. He said: “I'm normally up at about six so I was half awake at the time and heard a really violent bang. Debris left in Shannon Road following the crash on the morning of Tuesday, August 17 (Image: LDRS) “I ran to my bedroom window and saw one of the cars smoking and a police car giving chase. “You don't really get any trouble here, the estate's bad for parking but everyone who lives here knows to just drive between the cars. “I was lucky with mine because I've got a drive, but the estate's really not made for this many cars. “But it's never been that much of a problem, I've not seen many accidents while I've been here.” Another resident also living close by who asked to remain anonymous said they woke up to find debris on their drive, with some fragments reaching as far as their doorstep. They said on-street parking was known to cause problems for regular driving and that they would be in favour of double yellow lines to stop it. A wing mirror left on the pavement in Wansbeck Street at the junction with Shannon Road where the crash took place (Image: LDRS) Hull City Council declined to comment on the suggestion of installing double yellow lines. The resident said: “I didn't see the crash itself, we were still in bed. “The traffic here's really bad, what happens is people park their cars on the grass verges and they leave them next to bus stops as well. “I've been here for about 60 years and there were issues even then but there weren't as many cars in those days, now most houses have two each. “The cars that got hit were on the other side of the road to me, those houses don't have drives but we do on this side. “But sometimes people even park their cars in front of drives, I've had cars left in front of mine. The stolen vehicle sped out from Wansbeck Road (pictured) into Shannon Road before hitting multiple parked cars (Image: LDRS) “When the buses drive down they have to stop if there's a car coming the other way because of the parking. “There should be double yellow lines on both sides of the road in this estate. “But there's never been anything on the scale of what happened on Tuesday.” An anonymous resident whose car was written off said: “My car was totalled, I was asleep at the time and didn't find out what had happened until a friend got in touch and said she'd seen the pictures on Facebook and told me to go and look out of my window. “The car had already been towed when I found out, I had to go to Beverley to get the possessions I'd left inside. “I'd had the car less than four weeks, I'm disabled and rely on it, I can't even walk down the road to the shops. “I got it on finance and only made one payment on it, now I can't get around without friends giving me a lift, and I'm in debt and I've been told I can't have a courtesy car. Some Shannon Road residents said long standing on street parking had led to traffic issues in the street (Image: LDRS) “I've lived here since last July but now I wish I hadn't come.” A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 4.15am to reports of a burglary at a takeaway o

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