Lucky escape for teenagers after car flips over and ploughs through fence in Stevenage

A car left the road on Magpie Crescent yesterday evening

A car left the road on Magpie Crescent yesterday evening - Credit: Archant

An 18 year-old man has been reported for dangerous driving after the car he was driving flipped over and ploughed through a fence in Magpie Crescent in Stevenage on Monday evening.

Police and fire crews were called to the crash at 8.30pm after the VW Bora rolled through a hedge and driveway causing damage to a fence and tree.

There were two teenaged passengers in the back but remarkably all three escaped without serious injuries.

A police spokesman said: “The car did a full roll over from its wheels back to wheels, travelling about 200-300 feet.

“Amazingly, neither the driver or the two passengers were injured, the driver had a very small cut to his left palm.

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“A lot of families live in that area and it is lucky no-one was in the way.”

The door and roof of the car were caved in. The driver will appear at Stevenage Magistrates Court.

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