Driver crashes through kitchen wall before fleeing scene

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The crash caused serious damage to a house in Sundew Close, Weymouth. Photo credit: Twitter @DorsetTraffic

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a driver crashed through the wall of a house in Weymouth before fleeing the scene.

The incident occurred at about 11.54pm on Saturday, August 19th when a black pick-up truck, possibly a Nissan Navara or Ford Ranger, left the road and crashed into a house on Sundew Close.

The crash caused serious structural damage to the front kitchen area of the building, leaving a whole in the brickwork.

The driver failed to stop at the scene and drove away in the direction of Dorchester Road.

Police Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Thankfully, the occupants of the property were in another room at the time and nobody was injured. The owner has been left devastated by the incident.

“The vehicle involved would have sustained extensive damage to the front end.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw the collision, or the manner of driving of the pick-up truck prior to the incident, to please get in touch.

“If you have any information about who was driving the vehicle at the time of the collision, or have seen a vehicle matching the description with extensive damage, contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 19:547. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Lyme Regis editor & Colyton reporter | Francesca gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University before joining the paper full-time in 2011. She is now editor of the Lyme Regis edition, as well as a sub-editor on the East Devon and South Somerset editions, and reporter for Colyton.

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