Car drove into my front door

Thurrock Gazette: Tony Titterrell with the tyre mark the car left on his doorstep Tony Titterrell with the tyre mark the car left on his doorstep

A RESIDENT whose doorstep was damaged by a car smashing into his house has called on the council to improve road safety on his street - after reporting nine crashes in the last seven years.

Tony Titterrell, 59, of was jolted by a grey Suzuki Ignes crashing into his front doorstep after ploughing through two metal fences and a thick bush following a collision on the crossroads of Alwen Grove, Annalee Gardens and Annalee Road, South Ockendon.

The Ignes, driven by a man described as being in his 80s with a passenger of a similar age, had collided with a grey Ford Focus driven by a woman carrying her partner and two children at about 4pm on May 28, with police, paramedics and fire crews from Orsett and Grays attending.

Two people in the Focus were taken to Basildon Hospital with whiplash.

The Ignes is understood to have been travelling along Annalee Gardens towards intersecting Annalee Road before colliding with the Focus, which was travelling along Annalee Road, sending it careering into Mr Titterell's home on Alwen Grove.

Metal fencing at the end of each street in the crossing is littered with dents from traffic collisions, which Mr Titterrell said were becoming all too common.

He said: "I've lived here seven years and I've seen about nine accidents on this corner.

"There are no speed bumps, no traffic signs, and I see people coming down here at 70 miles per hour sometimes - something needs to be done.

"I've got three grandchildren and they sometimes play in the front garden - if they had been there when this happened we could have had a very serious problem."

The council was approached for comment but referred to a statement from Essex Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire spokesman said: "Essex County Fire and Rescue Service does not regard this as an accident black spot from our records of incidents attended."

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8:16am Wed 4 Jun 14

poortaxpayer says...

First thing to look at is the non existent worn road marking and the complete lack of any road signs letting people know the road becomes a junction.
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First thing to look at is the non existent worn road marking and the complete lack of any road signs letting people know the road becomes a junction. . poortaxpayer
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9:52am Wed 4 Jun 14

storm47 says...

there are always accidents on that junction i have lived in south ockendon for over 20 years and there is no improvement to that junction no one will do anything till some one is really hurt what does the council spend its money on as i don't see any were else in south ockendon that they could have spent the money !!!!
there are always accidents on that junction i have lived in south ockendon for over 20 years and there is no improvement to that junction no one will do anything till some one is really hurt what does the council spend its money on as i don't see any were else in south ockendon that they could have spent the money !!!! storm47
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12:45pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Cooper wig says...

My family have lived down that road for 40 yrs there have been lots of accidents, one being when a motorcyclist was killed,
Still no give way signs e.t.c. Now and again the council refresh the white lines (wow) !!!!!!, get it sorted thurrock council , we pay our taxes
My family have lived down that road for 40 yrs there have been lots of accidents, one being when a motorcyclist was killed, Still no give way signs e.t.c. Now and again the council refresh the white lines (wow) !!!!!!, get it sorted thurrock council , we pay our taxes Cooper wig
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