Mercedes driver crashes into NatWest bank in Broad Street, March, after accelerating away too quickly from central isle parking bay
PUBLISHED: 17:57 14 June 2016 | UPDATED: 18:22 14 June 2016
A driver escaped injury tonight after accelerating away from parking bays in the centre of March - straight into a bank opposite.
Police and fire crews were quickly on the scene and traffic reduced to single lane to allow the car to be pulled free from the NatWest bank.
The collision happened at around 5.15pm – and after the bank had closed- when the driver of the 12-year-old Mercedes moved away from the Broad Street parking area.
The crash happened in pouring rain and bystanders felt the driver was lucky not to have collided with two lanes of rush hour traffic coming over the town bridge towards the Broad Street traffic lights.
Police and the fire service were hoping to have the area cleared quickly.
Onlookers were forced to move away as police and fire crews dealt with the car, which appeared to have a damaged bonnet and grille.
Injuries to the driver or any passengers are not yet known; the collision happened during a late afternoon downpour.