ONLOOKERS have described a scene of ‘absolute carnage’ after cars smashed through garden walls in a horror crash.
A man had to be cut from a wrecked car after the smash in the early hours of Saturday.
He and a woman were taken to hospital after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a parked car before both vehicles smashed through garden walls on a street near Chester.
Witnesses described the aftermath of the collision as ‘traumatic’ and ‘absolute carnage’.
People living nearby said they were woken up by an ‘almighty bang’ shortly after 2.30am.
Louise Partridge said her husband Neil’s car, which was parked on the street, was hit by the out-of-control vehicle and ended up being pushed through her next door neighbour’s garden wall.
“We were fast asleep,” she said.
“Then we heard this almighty bang.”
The accident happened at the Ridings in Saughall.
Mrs Partridge added: “Neil looked out the window and said ‘oh my God, my car has gone’. We thought the car had been stolen at first. I could see tail lights across the road in the neighbour’s wall.
“We ran out and called the ambulance, there was debris everywhere. I was just panicking at first.”
Mrs Partridge said her husband had only had the car a couple of months, but that it was now ‘completely smashed’.
After hitting the parked car the first vehicle ploughed into a garden wall and into an award winning garden on the opposite side of the street.
It belonged to avid gardener John Garner who has won the Saughall village garden competition 10 years in a row.
“My front garden means a lot to me, I have spent a lot of time on it,” he told the Leader yesterday.
“My neighbour Neil woke me up, when I got to the door I thought ‘what the hell is going on?’.”
Another neighbour Elaine Stott, whose garden wall was also damaged, described the scenes as being “really traumatic”.
She added: “I knew it was an accident immediately, there was a hell of a bang.
“I couldn’t stop shaking.”