Speed plea after third car crashes into wall

Lesley Westlake surveys the damage to the garden wall outside her family's home in Boston Road, Gosberton, after a car ploughed into it on Sunday.
Lesley Westlake surveys the damage to the garden wall outside her family's home in Boston Road, Gosberton, after a car ploughed into it on Sunday.
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A FAMILY is calling for traffic calming measures outside their home after a third car ploughed through a garden wall.

Lesley and Richard Westlake and their son Ben (22) were in the kitchen when a loud thud alerted them to the latest incident just after 3pm on Sunday.

After rushing to the front of their house in Boston Road, Gosberton, they found a young driver staggering from his car which had crashed through the roadside wall.

Mrs Westlake, who described the car as a “write-off”, looked after the driver until the ambulance arrived.

She said: “He was shaken but not seriously hurt, but this is the third time this has happened and it is only a matter of time before someone is.

“We really need a new speed limit or some sort of traffic calming measures because people come round the bend too fast and then lose control.

“Children walk by here on their way to school and old people use it as well. Someone could be killed.”

The family has lived at the house since 1999, but the first time someone crashed into the wall was in 2007, when Mr Westlake had to dive for cover after the bedroom windows were shattered.

Just over a year later, in December 2008, shortly after the wall had been repaired, another driver collided with it.

Mrs Westlake said: “None of the incidents have been weather related.

“It is all down to people driving too fast and the problem just seems to be getting worse.

“We are getting fed up with it and desperately want to see something done before its too late.”

n A police spokeswoman confirmed the blue Volkswagen Polo was being driven by a 21-year-old from Quadring, who suffered minor leg injuries.