BMW falls off tow truck and hits line of parked cars in Welling

Police had to help out following the shunt.

Police had to help out following the shunt.

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A BMW reportedly smashed into a line of cars in Welling after it came away from a tow truck.

Wickham Lane was partially closed between Kings Highway and Littledale Road on the evening of August 12 after the saloon car was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle.

While it was being towed at just before 9pm it reportedly became detached and careered into a line of up to six parked cars with such force that it shunted one into the other.

All the stationary vehicles suffered damage to the front and rear.

A Bexley Police spokesman said: “Several vehicles were involved in the collision, with other vehicles being damaged due to the obstruction caused.

“Due to the number of vehicles police assisted with road closures and getting some of the vehicles recovered.

“No one was injured and there were no arrests.”

Did you see what happened or was your car one of those hit? Call 01689 885702, e-mail tim.macfarlan@london.newsquest.co.uk or tweet @NewsShopperTim

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7:25pm Wed 20 Aug 14

ElsieH says...

Lucky this wasn't more serious than it was, though I feel sorry for the car owners.
Lucky this wasn't more serious than it was, though I feel sorry for the car owners. ElsieH
  • Score: 7

3:00pm Thu 21 Aug 14

safc4ever says...

There was no collision as described in Welling - it was Plumstead. Wickham Lane, Kings Highway and Littledale are all in Plumstead. Upper Wickham Lane is the road from Welling Corner to the southern edge of Plumstead Cemetery. It becomes Wickham Lane only when it crosses the borough boundary.
Please check your facts before publishing, as you placed the crash in the wrong London Borough!
There was no collision as described in Welling - it was Plumstead. Wickham Lane, Kings Highway and Littledale are all in Plumstead. Upper Wickham Lane is the road from Welling Corner to the southern edge of Plumstead Cemetery. It becomes Wickham Lane only when it crosses the borough boundary. Please check your facts before publishing, as you placed the crash in the wrong London Borough! safc4ever
  • Score: -1

3:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

safc4ever says...

I forgot to say that it is Littledale, not Littledale Road. Under the comment box we are told "Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious." It's a pity the rules don't appear to apply to the false reporting of place names / street names by NewsShopper staff!
I forgot to say that it is Littledale, not Littledale Road. Under the comment box we are told "Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious." It's a pity the rules don't appear to apply to the false reporting of place names / street names by NewsShopper staff! safc4ever
  • Score: 1

4:13pm Thu 21 Aug 14

the wall says...

safc4ever wrote:
I forgot to say that it is Littledale, not Littledale Road. Under the comment box we are told "Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious." It's a pity the rules don't appear to apply to the false reporting of place names / street names by NewsShopper staff!
Fail. If you don't like how it's run, then do use it.
[quote][p][bold]safc4ever[/bold] wrote: I forgot to say that it is Littledale, not Littledale Road. Under the comment box we are told "Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious." It's a pity the rules don't appear to apply to the false reporting of place names / street names by NewsShopper staff![/p][/quote]Fail. If you don't like how it's run, then do use it. the wall
  • Score: 0

11:18pm Thu 21 Aug 14

wld1975 says...

The AA van that was towing the BMW with a tow bar was going at a high speed.Both hands are supposed to be kept on the steering wheel at all times whilst you are being towed and the question I have was did the BMW man take 1 hand off to answer a call on his mobile? Was the AA man driving too fast? Plumstead police officers failed to do their job correctly! They refused to do a breath test on both drivers which is standard procedure on any RTA.They failed to check mobile phones which I believe is also procedure .Absolutely disgusting! 7 cars in total were damaged and at least three of them were right offs.
The AA van that was towing the BMW with a tow bar was going at a high speed.Both hands are supposed to be kept on the steering wheel at all times whilst you are being towed and the question I have was did the BMW man take 1 hand off to answer a call on his mobile? Was the AA man driving too fast? Plumstead police officers failed to do their job correctly! They refused to do a breath test on both drivers which is standard procedure on any RTA.They failed to check mobile phones which I believe is also procedure .Absolutely disgusting! 7 cars in total were damaged and at least three of them were right offs. wld1975
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Outandabout says...

So what if it was Plumstead and not Welling, there was not a lot in it, practically on the boundary. Just not worthy of comment that such a minor error was made. Don'e be such a pedant. People really don't care and don't want the geography lesson either.

I saw the aftermath, it was a real mess for several cars.
So what if it was Plumstead and not Welling, there was not a lot in it, practically on the boundary. Just not worthy of comment that such a minor error was made. Don'e be such a pedant. People really don't care and don't want the geography lesson either. I saw the aftermath, it was a real mess for several cars. Outandabout
  • Score: 1
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