Speeding driver crashes into Hull hotel and asks guests for…

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Speeding driver crashes into Hull hotel and asks guests for…

Speeding driver crashes into Hull hotel and asks guests for help to flee police
2022-02-13 13:13:00
A speeding driver careered over a roundabout, hit another car and smashed through some railings before crashing into a Hull hotel. Rather than check on the welfare of those in the car they had hit, the male driver tried to get as far away as quickly as possible. He even sought a lift from guests at the Pickering Park Hotel on Askew Avenue, but was refused. For the latest traffic and travel news, click here The man instead had to flee on foot and jumped a hotel back fence to escape. The crash occurred at approximately 7.20pm on Saturday, February 12, at the roundabout where Boothferry Road meets Askew Avenue. Fortunately, no-one appears to have been injured, though a family guestroom at Pickering Park Hotel has been temporarily closed while the internal damage to the room is assessed. The hotel owner, who did not want to be named, said: “The room has been taken offline due to internal damage and an assessment of the structure will have to be done after we've spoken with the insurance company. The aftermath on the morning of Sunday, February 13, after the car crash the previous night at the Boothferry Road roundabout adjacent to Pickering Park Hotel. Roadside railings were completely destroyed by the reportedly speeding vehicle and temporary barriers have been put in place in their absence. “I wasn't there at the time, but according to a witness, the white car came down from Hull on the Boothferry Road, driving at 60 or 70 miles per hour. “It literally hit the roundabout, spun out and hit and spun the black car around it.” “It must have hit the roundabout with some force,” added the hotel owner for it to have then also completely broken roadside railings and caused damage to the hotel. “No-one was injured, as far I as I know. The people in the black car were badly shaken up. “The driver of the white car legged it and he jumped over the back fence of the hotel.” The hotel owner also said the fleeing driver had unsuccessfully tried to get a lift from the scene from guests departing in their own vehicle. “He actually said to the guests 'can I go into your car?,” the owner said. One witness to the crash's immediate aftermath said: “It’s a white BMW into the Pickering hotel building and then there’s a seat Leon with what looks like driver side damage.” Police attended the scene on Saturday night and a temporary barrier was in place on Sunday morning where the uprooted railings had previously been. There was damage to the outside and internal walls of the hotel. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

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