Blackburn man's anger as car crashes through garden wall

A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time.

Imtiyaz Jalal was looking out of an upstairs window at his Accrington Road home in Blackburn at around 3.35pm on Thursday, when he saw a BMW 320 plough through the wall.

The 30-year-old, who lives with his family, said: “This is the fifth time this has happened over the years.

“We want some railings at the junction.

“My next door neighbour’s kids were playing in the front garden but, luckily, they had just gone inside.

“Bricks went everywhere and they could have hit somebody.

“I will be speaking to my councillor because it’s not the first time. We have had all sorts in the front yard - taxis, buses and cars.”

Mr Jalal said he had taken the insurance details of the BMW driver.

He said: “I opened the window and asked if everybody was okay, and then I came downstairs to make sure the people inside were all right.

“A girl had hurt her hand so I helped her, and I made coffee for the man. He said it was his birthday and he had only just bought the car.”

A male driver and his teenage daughter were in the car, although neither were seriously hurt.

A police spokesman confirmed officers attended the scene.

She said: “The road was not blocked because the car was on the pavement. There were no major injuries, and nobody was arrested.

“The highway authority was called to clear up oil and petrol, and it was all clear by 5pm.”

Thursday’s accident came less than 24 hours after a three-car crash at the junction of Accrington Road and Didsbury Street, in which four people suffered minor injuries.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s highways network manager, Stuart Scott, said: “If anyone has any concerns about traffic in the area, they can contact the council, and we can look at any requests made.”

Visit www.blackburn.gov.uk or 01254 273826.

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5:11pm Sat 14 Dec 13

bubble of reason says...

A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time. ????? Must a bad driver....
A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time. ????? Must a bad driver.... bubble of reason

5:13pm Sat 14 Dec 13

onsidecobra says...

The lights turn green and you drive at a speed that assures you will be able to assess the turn which is NOT difficult. Please slow down a little and I am sure that this junction will become a safe junction. SLOW DOWN!!!!
The lights turn green and you drive at a speed that assures you will be able to assess the turn which is NOT difficult. Please slow down a little and I am sure that this junction will become a safe junction. SLOW DOWN!!!! onsidecobra

5:48pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Rumpole says...

It's the house's fault, shouldn't have been there and shouldn't have it's wall out tempting people to crash into it like that.
It's the house's fault, shouldn't have been there and shouldn't have it's wall out tempting people to crash into it like that. Rumpole

5:56pm Sat 14 Dec 13

bubble of reason says...

It Clearly States.....A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time.
Does it NOT?
The Driver must Be A BAD DRIVER!
for the fifth time!!!!!
It Clearly States.....A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time. Does it NOT? The Driver must Be A BAD DRIVER! for the fifth time!!!!! bubble of reason

5:58pm Sat 14 Dec 13

alf-abett says...

Yet another instance when the Householder feels that safety can be improved by running to the newspapers b/4 he see's his local Councillor! or is it just a case of getting one's name in the local rag and nothing to do with safety.
Yet another instance when the Householder feels that safety can be improved by running to the newspapers b/4 he see's his local Councillor! or is it just a case of getting one's name in the local rag and nothing to do with safety. alf-abett

6:59pm Sat 14 Dec 13

HarryBosch says...

In all fairness the guy has a point. It's no wonder he's feeling frustrated, I'm **** sure I would be! Once - it could happen to anyone. Twice and you'd be a bit pee'd off - but FIVE TIMES. And it's certainly not his fault. I think if it was me then I'd start reaching out and trying to get some protection.
Who said that the accident rate was falling????
Driving standards are definitely falling, I don't care what statistics say!
In all fairness the guy has a point. It's no wonder he's feeling frustrated, I'm **** sure I would be! Once - it could happen to anyone. Twice and you'd be a bit pee'd off - but FIVE TIMES. And it's certainly not his fault. I think if it was me then I'd start reaching out and trying to get some protection. Who said that the accident rate was falling???? Driving standards are definitely falling, I don't care what statistics say! HarryBosch

7:47pm Sat 14 Dec 13

M.DANNY says...

Listen guys this man want to protect his home and his garden wall from speeding drivers crashing into his front garden wall again,and this has happened fifth time.
I was working in a small town centre in a small town and there was shop in a junction on a busy high street and the shop suffered many car crashes into his shop .Then the Town Council puts some bollards on the footpaths front of his shop to stop more crashes into his shop.
This family needs some protection for his home and his garden wall some bollards or safety railings on this busy road.
Listen guys this man want to protect his home and his garden wall from speeding drivers crashing into his front garden wall again,and this has happened fifth time. I was working in a small town centre in a small town and there was shop in a junction on a busy high street and the shop suffered many car crashes into his shop .Then the Town Council puts some bollards on the footpaths front of his shop to stop more crashes into his shop. This family needs some protection for his home and his garden wall some bollards or safety railings on this busy road. M.DANNY

9:14pm Sat 14 Dec 13

burner says...

A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time. . . . . the same car ????
A MAN wants help to protect his home after a car crashed through his garden wall - for the fifth time. . . . . the same car ???? burner

10:40pm Sat 14 Dec 13

billy32 says...

Putting a barrier up will not protect the wall, he should set up a camera and if anyone else drive his car into his wall for the sixth time. He could send it to Harry Hill and get £250 if he shows it on TV. It's a win win situation.......
Putting a barrier up will not protect the wall, he should set up a camera and if anyone else drive his car into his wall for the sixth time. He could send it to Harry Hill and get £250 if he shows it on TV. It's a win win situation....... billy32

1:09am Sun 15 Dec 13

Jerzei Balowski says...

Amazing that the police would let the driver go scot free. Driving without due care and attention as an absolute minimum. We all know what types drive this make of car.
Amazing that the police would let the driver go scot free. Driving without due care and attention as an absolute minimum. We all know what types drive this make of car. Jerzei Balowski

10:04am Sun 15 Dec 13

Victor.meldrew says...

M.DANNY wrote:
Listen guys this man want to protect his home and his garden wall from speeding drivers crashing into his front garden wall again,and this has happened fifth time.
I was working in a small town centre in a small town and there was shop in a junction on a busy high street and the shop suffered many car crashes into his shop .Then the Town Council puts some bollards on the footpaths front of his shop to stop more crashes into his shop.
This family needs some protection for his home and his garden wall some bollards or safety railings on this busy road.
Why do you say speeding drivers? Says nothing about that in the article, It may be a tight bend, bad road surface, bad view, parked cars in the way.

Not all drivers speed, not all accidents are caused by speeding.
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: Listen guys this man want to protect his home and his garden wall from speeding drivers crashing into his front garden wall again,and this has happened fifth time. I was working in a small town centre in a small town and there was shop in a junction on a busy high street and the shop suffered many car crashes into his shop .Then the Town Council puts some bollards on the footpaths front of his shop to stop more crashes into his shop. This family needs some protection for his home and his garden wall some bollards or safety railings on this busy road.[/p][/quote]Why do you say speeding drivers? Says nothing about that in the article, It may be a tight bend, bad road surface, bad view, parked cars in the way. Not all drivers speed, not all accidents are caused by speeding. Victor.meldrew

10:15am Sun 15 Dec 13

Victor.meldrew says...

Jerzei Balowski wrote:
Amazing that the police would let the driver go scot free. Driving without due care and attention as an absolute minimum. We all know what types drive this make of car.
What has make of car got to do with it?? What a stupid comment!!

What make of car do you drive, so I can make an assumption of your TYPE!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jerzei Balowski[/bold] wrote: Amazing that the police would let the driver go scot free. Driving without due care and attention as an absolute minimum. We all know what types drive this make of car.[/p][/quote]What has make of car got to do with it?? What a stupid comment!! What make of car do you drive, so I can make an assumption of your TYPE!!! Victor.meldrew

2:54pm Sun 15 Dec 13

MHUK says...

Dont think the proprty owner would have paid for the said wall out of his own money anyway, everyone got free windows, doors, walls, front gates round that area
Dont think the proprty owner would have paid for the said wall out of his own money anyway, everyone got free windows, doors, walls, front gates round that area MHUK

3:18pm Sun 15 Dec 13

greenscreener says...

Jerzei Balowski wrote:
Amazing that the police would let the driver go scot free. Driving without due care and attention as an absolute minimum. We all know what types drive this make of car.
How racist can you get, do you have a problem with Germans ?
[quote][p][bold]Jerzei Balowski[/bold] wrote: Amazing that the police would let the driver go scot free. Driving without due care and attention as an absolute minimum. We all know what types drive this make of car.[/p][/quote]How racist can you get, do you have a problem with Germans ? greenscreener

7:19pm Sun 15 Dec 13

trevhd says...

Another high Asian populated area with the standard of driving that goes with it.
Another high Asian populated area with the standard of driving that goes with it. trevhd

10:00pm Sun 15 Dec 13

M.DANNY says...

trevhd wrote:
Another high Asian populated area with the standard of driving that goes with it.
This is a stupid comment when you know this is a busy road in Blackburn and this particular junction is a bad one and if the owner of this house have suffered car crashes fifth time it's time the BWD Council investigate this accident blackspot .Maybe the junction needs some bollards or safety Railings to protect this house and pedestrians.
Do not bring subject about ethnicity saying that that high Asian populated area and standard of driving that goes with it.This is Accrington Road not Khyber Pass.Many cars busses Lorries driven by all ethnic groups Whites Asians and Blacks.
[quote][p][bold]trevhd[/bold] wrote: Another high Asian populated area with the standard of driving that goes with it.[/p][/quote]This is a stupid comment when you know this is a busy road in Blackburn and this particular junction is a bad one and if the owner of this house have suffered car crashes fifth time it's time the BWD Council investigate this accident blackspot .Maybe the junction needs some bollards or safety Railings to protect this house and pedestrians. Do not bring subject about ethnicity saying that that high Asian populated area and standard of driving that goes with it.This is Accrington Road not Khyber Pass.Many cars busses Lorries driven by all ethnic groups Whites Asians and Blacks. M.DANNY

10:08pm Sun 15 Dec 13

M.DANNY says...

Victor.meldrew wrote:
M.DANNY wrote:
Listen guys this man want to protect his home and his garden wall from speeding drivers crashing into his front garden wall again,and this has happened fifth time.
I was working in a small town centre in a small town and there was shop in a junction on a busy high street and the shop suffered many car crashes into his shop .Then the Town Council puts some bollards on the footpaths front of his shop to stop more crashes into his shop.
This family needs some protection for his home and his garden wall some bollards or safety railings on this busy road.
Why do you say speeding drivers? Says nothing about that in the article, It may be a tight bend, bad road surface, bad view, parked cars in the way.

Not all drivers speed, not all accidents are caused by speeding.
There are lot of speeding on Accrington Road and careless driving without due care and attention.Maybe this area needs more speed cameras,maybe tight bend like you say that needs safety Railngs to protect homes and pedestrians.
[quote][p][bold]Victor.meldrew[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: Listen guys this man want to protect his home and his garden wall from speeding drivers crashing into his front garden wall again,and this has happened fifth time. I was working in a small town centre in a small town and there was shop in a junction on a busy high street and the shop suffered many car crashes into his shop .Then the Town Council puts some bollards on the footpaths front of his shop to stop more crashes into his shop. This family needs some protection for his home and his garden wall some bollards or safety railings on this busy road.[/p][/quote]Why do you say speeding drivers? Says nothing about that in the article, It may be a tight bend, bad road surface, bad view, parked cars in the way. Not all drivers speed, not all accidents are caused by speeding.[/p][/quote]There are lot of speeding on Accrington Road and careless driving without due care and attention.Maybe this area needs more speed cameras,maybe tight bend like you say that needs safety Railngs to protect homes and pedestrians. M.DANNY

10:14pm Sun 15 Dec 13

M.DANNY says...

Rumpole wrote:
It's the house's fault, shouldn't have been there and shouldn't have it's wall out tempting people to crash into it like that.
Very stupid comments the house that stood there for over 100 years on Accrington Road with a bad junction.Stop being racist, if it was a white home owner you would not have posted such comments
[quote][p][bold]Rumpole[/bold] wrote: It's the house's fault, shouldn't have been there and shouldn't have it's wall out tempting people to crash into it like that.[/p][/quote]Very stupid comments the house that stood there for over 100 years on Accrington Road with a bad junction.Stop being racist, if it was a white home owner you would not have posted such comments M.DANNY

10:18pm Sun 15 Dec 13

woolywords says...

Forget repairing the wall, as it's obviously a popular crash site.
Instead, invest in some steel pilings, with cross fenders made of rail steel.
There is an house, in Kirkby Thore, that used to suffer the same problems.
He fitted a similar design and achieved a positive outcome.
Cars hit that fender, bounce off, or stop dead.
You may need planning permission to amend your property thus.
As such defences tend to kill those in the car, and not anyone in your home.

Speed kills, so kill your speed!
Better late, than dead!
Forget repairing the wall, as it's obviously a popular crash site. Instead, invest in some steel pilings, with cross fenders made of rail steel. There is an house, in Kirkby Thore, that used to suffer the same problems. He fitted a similar design and achieved a positive outcome. Cars hit that fender, bounce off, or stop dead. You may need planning permission to amend your property thus. As such defences tend to kill those in the car, and not anyone in your home. Speed kills, so kill your speed! Better late, than dead! woolywords

10:32pm Sun 15 Dec 13

woolywords says...

Oh, and by the way...
The police will attend but, if there are no 3rd party injuries, that is, outside of the vehicle, and if the driver does not fail a breath test, they will do, nothing!

Expecting the Council to install Armco barriers is a non-starter, so ring Tom Bell, on 02476 588 904, to get a quote.

I do hear that the East Germans are selling off the 'Dragons Teeth', that were intended to stop tanks crossing their borders. Call +44(0)1902 491100 for details. And, given time, a few climbing dog roses, in white, (the symbol of remembrance), should make an attractive garden feature.
Hope this helps you...
Oh, and by the way... The police will attend but, if there are no 3rd party injuries, that is, outside of the vehicle, and if the driver does not fail a breath test, they will do, nothing! Expecting the Council to install Armco barriers is a non-starter, so ring Tom Bell, on 02476 588 904, to get a quote. I do hear that the East Germans are selling off the 'Dragons Teeth', that were intended to stop tanks crossing their borders. Call +44(0)1902 491100 for details. And, given time, a few climbing dog roses, in white, (the symbol of remembrance), should make an attractive garden feature. Hope this helps you... woolywords

5:14pm Mon 16 Dec 13

lcjfm03 says...

More Telegraph appalling journalism!
More Telegraph appalling journalism! lcjfm03

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