Shock as car flattens wall

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Two people were taken to hospital and a police helicopter was used to trace a third person after a car smashed into a wall in Nuthall last weekend.

The crash happened at around 10.15pm on Saturday outside houses near the Three Ponds pub in Nottingham Road.

Firefighters from Stockhill and central stations cut two people free from the car and they were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire police said the helicopter was used to trace a third person involved in the incident. All three are now accounted for.

Carole Myatt, 53, lives in Nottingham Road and part of her wall was hit by the car.

She said: “We were just sitting down to watch Jonathan Ross at about 10ish when we heard this almighty bang.

“We looked out the window and could see a car had hit our wall, a lamp-post and part of next door’s gate. My husband got the driver a glass of water.

“There was debris everywhere from the wall and the light from the lamp-post had fallen to the ground and smashed.”

Mrs Myatt, who has lived in the house for 20 years, added: “There were three people in the car, probably in their 30s.

“It is a dangerous corner because people come quickly from Nuthall island.”

And Mike Jones, 79, said he had heard about the crash from a neighbour.

He said the road where the crash happened was quite a dangerous one despite a 30mph speed limit.

He said: “That road has speed cameras and a low speed limit but you sometimes see cars speeding along there.”

Notts Police said no arrests had been made.