‘Enquiries ongoing’ after three car crashes in one week

Posted on 20th July 2023 | in Community , Police

There has been a spate of car crashes in the town recently. Here’s a round up of three incidents all within a week of each other in June.

Three people were arrested after a collision on Percy Drive, which demolished a garden wall. The same wall was damaged by a vehicle in August last year

Sunday 18 June
Shortly after 5.50pm on Sunday (June 18) police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on Philip Drive in Amble. A man and woman were arrested and later charged in connection with the report.

Thursday 15 June
At around 10.25pm on Thursday (June 15) police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on Church Street in Amble. Enquiries are ongoing.

Sunday 11 June
Shortly before 9.15pm on Sunday (June 11) police received a report of a one-vehicle collision on Percy Drive in Amble. Three people were arrested in connection with the report and enquiries are ongoing.

Police have also told The Ambler that enquiries are still ongoing with the incident in August last year when a vehicle crashed into a wall on Percy Drive.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We all have a responsibility to make our roads as safe as they possibly can be for all users.

“We are constantly exploring ways to promote and improve road safety, and we have ran a number of dedicated operations aimed at reducing the number of serious or fatal collisions on our roads.

“Statistics show that drivers travelling at excess speed is one of the major contributory factors in serious and fatal road traffic collisions and that’s why we will continue to actively enforce speed limits across our Force area when it is appropriate to do so.

“We’d ask all road users to work with us by being considerate of others – and look to keep each other as safe as possible.

“If you see anybody driving dangerously on our roads, you can make a report or upload dashcam footage directly to our website. In an emergency, always ring 999.”

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