Mum shaken up after late-night car smash
AMUM- OF-THREE has told of the shocking moment a car smashed into her house as she got ready for bed.
Clementine Ola, 60, said ‘the whole building shook’ during the collision, in Withington late at night.
The offenders’ car first hit Mrs Ola’s vehicle, which was parked on Hassall Avenue.
The force of the blow then shunted her car into her wall and front door.
The victim, a nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary, had arrived home from her shift at about 11.15pm on March 17 when she heard a loud bang.
A car, believed to be a Toyota, had crashed into her Honda Jazz which in turn hit the house. Her car is now written off and her home is damaged.
Mrs Ola, who was at home with her youngest daughter Timi, 23, said: “I had changed into my nightie when I heard a big bang and the whole house shook. I was scared, but peeked through the window and saw a car and two men outside.
“They had already crashed into my car, which I think then pushed into a wall and telephone pole and my front door.
“The two men drove off in their car and I wasn’t able to write down the licence plate. Hopefully someone will ring police and tell them who it was.”
Mrs Ola and her daughter were not injured. She rang 999 and officers are now searching for the two offenders. Police will trawl CCTV from nearby streets.
It’s not known if the car was stolen but the victim believes it was a silver Toyota.
A GMP spokesman confirmed reports of a collision on Hassall Avenue had been received. The car was seen driving away towards Rudheath Avenue.
Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.