Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving as three vehicles damaged in crash

A WOMAN has recalled the “horrendous” moment two cars collided outside her house in a quiet residential street.

She was at home in Thestfield Drive, Staverton, when she heard the accident just after 9pm last Saturday, which involved a silver Peugeot and a white Fiat 500.

“We heard an almighty bang, it was horrendous," she said.

“We came hurtling out. The Peugeot was rolling to a halt into the Mini (which was parked and not involved in the collision) and the Fiat was in the house opposite.

“The girl driving the Peugeot walked out, got her handbag then collapsed on the floor. The man driving the Fiat approached the girl saying sorry, then disappeared.”

Neighbours rallied round, giving the 21-year-old woman blankets and a chair to sit on.

The man driving the Fiat then “turned up a short while later”. Both drivers were breathalysed and the 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Paramedics assessed the woman who was driving the Peugeot but she did not require hospital treatment, and a fire crew from Trowbridge made the cars safe and deemed the house opposite safe.

A householder said: “The sign and bush took the brunt of the impact, not the house. The state of the cars, impact and damage showed they were not going 20mph. It is normally very quiet here. A lot of people turn around in the crossroads, but nothing fast.”

Police believe the accident could be as the result of a domestic incident, but investigations are ongoing.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service said they were called at 9.07pm to reports of one casualty, a 21-year-old female. They attended the scene at 9.15pm and treated her at the scene.

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