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This is the moment a Mercedes ploughed into a line of parked cars, sending one of them flying across a pavement where a woman had been walking just seconds earlier. 

CCTV footage shows the Mercedes, believed to have been stolen, smash into the cars and demolish a garden wall in Chatham, Kent, just before 8pm on a Saturday night. 

Three men were caught on camera getting out of the wrecked car and leaving the scene after the impact, which terrified residents said sounded like a ‘missile’. 

Another pedestrian was also lucky to escape with their life as they were walking on the opposite pavement when the Mercedes careered off the road.

A Mercedes careered into a row of four parked cars in Chatham, Kent, on a Saturday night

A Mercedes careered into a row of four parked cars in Chatham, Kent, on a Saturday night

A Mercedes careered into a row of four parked cars in Chatham, Kent, on a Saturday night

The crash happened seconds after a woman was walking down the road. The woman escaped serious injury

The crash happened seconds after a woman was walking down the road. The woman escaped serious injury

The crash happened seconds after a woman was walking down the road. The woman escaped serious injury

Three men got out of the wrecked Mercedes and fled the scene after the collision on April 2

Three men got out of the wrecked Mercedes and fled the scene after the collision on April 2

Three men got out of the wrecked Mercedes and fled the scene after the collision on April 2

Another pedestrian on the opposite side of the street also had a lucky escape

Another pedestrian on the opposite side of the street also had a lucky escape

Another pedestrian on the opposite side of the street also had a lucky escape

Police said there were no serious injuries but a witness said four of the cars were write-offs.

Nathan Wynne, 42, said if it wasn’t for the small garden wall, the vehicles would have crashed through the front of his house in the collision, on April 2.

He said: ‘I was indoors and heard a bang. It sounded like a missile coming down. We jumped up and froze and were waiting for another explosion.

‘It shook the house. I’m just glad we’ve got the wall that stopped it coming through the window. It could have been 10 times worse.

‘It looked like there were six cars involved – four of them were write-offs. They were just all parked outside.’

Daniel Dimitrov, 47, was upstairs at Agrico Workforce when the Mercedes crashed into his Ford Focus parked outside.

He said: ‘I heard the hit, and people started screaming. I looked out the window and I saw my car wasn’t there.

‘I went down to see what had happened – there was police and an ambulance.

Residents said the crash, which demolished the wall in front of one house, was so loud that they thought a 'missile' had hit the street. Pictured, three men fleeing the scene

Residents said the crash, which demolished the wall in front of one house, was so loud that they thought a 'missile' had hit the street. Pictured, three men fleeing the scene

Residents said the crash, which demolished the wall in front of one house, was so loud that they thought a ‘missile’ had hit the street. Pictured, three men fleeing the scene

‘I’m happy no one was walking on the pavement – if someone was there they would be dead.’

He said his car was written off, adding: ‘It was my buddy. Ten days ago I got it MOT’d and repaired.’

Fellow resident Thomas Ryan said the crash ‘sounded like a bomb going off’, and the occupants of the Mercedes ran from the car.

He said: ‘It was carnage. I don’t know how they managed to run from the car.

‘It had hit the first parked car shoving it onto the pavement and through the brick walls of the houses, then it’s hit the next car, ripped that car apart and then it just concertinaed the rest of the cars.

Concerned residents checked there was no one else trapped inside the cars

Concerned residents checked there was no one else trapped inside the cars

Concerned residents checked there was no one else trapped inside the cars

A wall outside one of the homes on the street prevented a car smashing through the front window

A wall outside one of the homes on the street prevented a car smashing through the front window

A wall outside one of the homes on the street prevented a car smashing through the front window

‘Everyone was out of their houses to see what happened. The police fire and ambulance service were there pretty quickly although no one was injured, luckily.

‘They made sure the car hadn’t gone through the electric or gas mains.’

He added: ‘It’s the third serious crash in almost the same place this year. It’s actually starting to get scary walking down the streets.

‘I’m always listening out for tyres or loud engines just in case.

‘Something needs to be done to slow the vehicles down before someone else dies.’

Kent Police said they were called at 7.56pm on Saturday April 2, to a report of a crash in Luton Road, Chatham.

A spokesman said: ‘One vehicle, which was alleged to have been stolen, is reported to have [hit] two parked vehicles and a garden gate.

‘The driver of this vehicle is believed to have left the scene prior to police arrival. No serious injuries were reported.

‘Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.’

Source: Daily Mail

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