A FAMILY of three has been left shaken after a car crashed into the front garden of their house in Bexley

Mum Karen Hearn told of her shock after witnessing the “horrific” incident outside her house in Hurst Road on Saturday. 

The 35-year-old was inside the house with her daughter at the time of the crash, and is eight months pregnant with her second child.

She witnessed bricks flying off the garden wall and onto the house - smashing the window of her unborn child’s nursery.  

News Shopper: Picture of Bexley crash (Credit: Karen Hearn)Picture of Bexley crash (Credit: Karen Hearn)

Karen said that it was a miracle that no one “seriously” hurt, and her family was lucky to have come out of the house unharmed.  

She told the News Shopper: “It was a massive shock when we heard a loud bang from outside the house. 

“I couldn’t have imagined what would have happened if anyone was in the nursery room. 

“Luckily, no one was harmed but someone could have died.”  

Footage from a doorbell camera shows the car lift off the ground as it crashes into a parked car on a driveway. 

News Shopper: Picture of Bexley crash (Credit: Karen Hearn)Picture of Bexley crash (Credit: Karen Hearn)

The Mercedes moves the parked car sideways and huge amounts of debris can then be seen in the air. 

The road then was cordoned off by emergency services as the incident was dealt with. 

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said damage was caused to a telegraph pole and the garden walls of two houses. 

Pictures show the front end of a van severely damaged following the crash.  

Duncan, who lives next door to Karen on Hurst Road, has raised concerns about the safety of those living there.

The 61-year-old explained: “We were shocked and rushed outside when we heard a bang from the street. 

News Shopper: Picture of Bexley crash (Credit: Karen Hearn)Picture of Bexley crash (Credit: Karen Hearn)

“I’m not surprised though. 

“This is not the first time something like this has happened. 

“Cars are always speeding down this road. 

“There’s also a school on the same road, so it’s also dangerous for the kids. 

“Something needs to be done urgently to prevent this from happening again."

Karen has now called for speed cameras to be installed on Hurst Road to prevent a similar incident from happening again.  

Karen said: “Something needs to be done on Hurst Road, whether this is bringing in traffic restrictions or installing speed cameras.

“We need to ensure the safety of people on this road, especially with a primary school on the road too.” 

A spokesperson for Bexley Council said they were shocked by reports from locals impacted by the crash. 

They said a decision on whether a speed camera is needed is decided by Transport for London (TfL) and the police and there is a strict criteria that determine whether a camera can be installed.

Two people were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service after being treated at the scene. 

Their conditions were later assessed as non-life threatening. 

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “At 20:39hrs on Saturday, 2 July police were called to Hurst Road, Bexley following reports of a road traffic collision. 

“Two men were taken to hospital with injuries that were later assessed as non-life threatening. 

“Damage was caused to a telegraph pole and the garden walls of two houses. 

“Hurst Road was closed while the emergency services responded to the incident.” 

A spokesperson for Bexley Council said: "We were shocked by the reports from residents impacted by the crash and the reported speed the car was travelling at. 

"We will need to wait to receive full details of the collision from the Police and TfL to be able to assess how the accident occurred.   

“However the introduction of speed cameras in London is not decided by a Council. 

"The decision on whether a camera is needed is taken by TfL and the Police and there are strict criteria which determines whether a camera should be installed.

"If the Police and TFL decide that there is a case for speed cameras in this instance, and we are clear that there introduction will mean local people are safer, we would then discuss with them where any camera could be introduced."

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