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Car ploughs into wall at dangerous bend Bedmond grandfather has urged


Hertfordshire County Council to take action


before a tragedy occurs at a treacherous corner which has seen several crashes over the years. The plea comes from Vincent Watts, 60, of


Toms Lane, who had a lucky escape when a stolen Audi RS6 careered into his garden wall at around 80 miles per hour at 12.30pm on Thursday, September 15. It was the third time in seven years a vehicle


had crashed into Mr Watts‘ wall and he had previously put steel beams into the brickwork to protect his property. He said: ―This was the worst incident so far as


the car was really speeding when it hit our wall. I‘m currently recovering from an operation and my wife and I were relaxing in our conservatory. We heard an incredibly loud smash and knew straight away what had happened. ―My wife saw two young men sitting in a car


lodged into our wall and missing a wheel, she thought they were dead. But they got out and ran off.‖ The crash demolished part of the Watts‘ wall, damaged their car parked on the driveway and


left debris strewn across the road and gardens. Mr Watts, a retiree with four grandchildren,


added: ―It costs a lot to keep getting the wall fixed but you can replace bricks, mortar and cars, but what if people had been in the way? ―They would have been killed outright. Just a


couple of hours later and the school run would have begun and the pavement outside busy with mums and their kids. ―Something has to be done before someone is


killed.‖ At the time of going to press, Hertfordshire


County Council was due to visit Mr Watts‘ property. Police want information about two men who


fled the scene after the crash. They were white, in their twenties, and wearing dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to contact


PC Cameron on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. by Jerry Lyons


Is that stretch of Toms Lane


dangerous? Have your say and email jerry@mynewsmag.co.uk


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