‘It could have been a lot worse’ – says Lowestoft couple after car crashes into wall

A car crashed into a wall on Crestview Drive in Lowestoft.

A car crashed into a wall on Crestview Drive in Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

An elderly couple have said things 'could have been a lot worse' after a car veered off the road in Lowestoft this morning (Saturday).

The damaged wall on Crestview Drive in Lowestoft.

The damaged wall on Crestview Drive in Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

Bryan and Pam Pearce described how they heard 'a massive bang', just after 8am, as a black Audi TT crashed into a tree – before knocking over a wall – on Crestview Drive.

It is understood that the occupants of the vehicle, believed to be a man and a woman, were not seriously injured.

The car, understood to be travelling towards Oulton Road, uprooted a large tree before knocking down a small wall and coming to rest in the front garden of a property.

Mrs Pearce, 78, said: 'I was awake and I heard a massive bang – it didn't sound like a car accident – it was so loud.


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'I looked out of my little side window and saw the car – I said to my husband 'oh god there is a car in the wall'.

'It could have been a lot worse, if it would have veered in towards the bungalow, it could have ended up in our front bedroom.

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'Luckily it stayed where it did but the whole front had come off the car – it was just horrendous.'

The couple, who have lived in the area for about 15 years, also expressed their concerns about the speed motorists travel along the road.

'It's a wonder someone has not had a really serious accident – they go past here like the clappers,' Mr Pearce said.

'It has cut the tree clean off, the car must have gone underneath as it was falling down.

'I thought it was a gas explosion, it was just what it sounded like – it didn't sound like a car accident.'

Police confirmed they were called to the single vehicle collision, close to the junction with Pentland Walk, shortly after 8am.

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