Lucky escape as car smashes through Trowbridge shop window

Wiltshire Times: The scene of the incident The scene of the incident

A car crashed through the front of a shop this evening causing traffic delays in Trowbridge.

The Nissan Note smashed through the window of Aston Interiors, in Wicker Hill, at around 5pm.

Luckily, no pedestrians were passing at the time and no-one was injured in the incident, but the woman driving the Nissan suffered sliight shock.

PC Louise Oakley said: “It would seem the lady driving the car lost control on the bend and then ended up mounting the kerb and going through the shop. It is very slippery out there tonight and it just seems like one of those unfortunate incidents.

“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.”

Aston Interiors sells a range of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom furniture and fittings.

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10:12am Wed 23 Jan 13

1984 says...

is this news????????????????
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is this news???????????????? ?? 1984
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11:19am Wed 23 Jan 13

beetawix says...

Yes I think so.

There was no need to use the word 'smashes'. We all know the effect of weighty objects forcibly coming into contact with glass.
Yes I think so. There was no need to use the word 'smashes'. We all know the effect of weighty objects forcibly coming into contact with glass. beetawix
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6:36pm Fri 25 Jan 13

merulius says...

“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.”

says Ms Plod.

Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?
“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it? merulius
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6:16am Sat 26 Jan 13

Bunty Hoven says...

merulius wrote:
“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.”

says Ms Plod.

Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?
Quite right, merulius, if everyone went around routinely crashing into shop windows it would be a sad affair and I would do all my shopping online. Wait a minute, I already do all my shopping online!
[quote][p][bold]merulius[/bold] wrote: “There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?[/p][/quote]Quite right, merulius, if everyone went around routinely crashing into shop windows it would be a sad affair and I would do all my shopping online. Wait a minute, I already do all my shopping online! Bunty Hoven
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8:55am Sat 26 Jan 13

notscot says...

merulius wrote:
“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?
What???
But it WAS "just one of those things"!!!
There WEREN'T any pedestrians on the pavement - no children were hurt - so YES - it WAS exactly as described.
And NO - had there been any casualties it WOULDN'T have been "just one of those things" - and it wouldn't have been described as such, either, would it??
Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]merulius[/bold] wrote: “There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?[/p][/quote]What??? But it WAS "just one of those things"!!! There WEREN'T any pedestrians on the pavement - no children were hurt - so YES - it WAS exactly as described. And NO - had there been any casualties it WOULDN'T have been "just one of those things" - and it wouldn't have been described as such, either, would it?? Idiot. notscot
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2:30pm Sat 26 Jan 13

New 2 Trow says...

Having walked past this area last night, I fail to see how this accident occurred unless excess speed/alcohol/stupid
ity were involved.
Having walked past this area last night, I fail to see how this accident occurred unless excess speed/alcohol/stupid ity were involved. New 2 Trow
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1:48am Sun 27 Jan 13

beetawix says...

New 2 Trow wrote:
Having walked past this area last night, I fail to see how this accident occurred unless excess speed/alcohol/stupid

ity were involved.
you forgot drugs, sudden manifestation of ill-health, death or ram-raiding.

Having walked past this area you were lucky no cars were crashing into the window at the time
[quote][p][bold]New 2 Trow[/bold] wrote: Having walked past this area last night, I fail to see how this accident occurred unless excess speed/alcohol/stupid ity were involved.[/p][/quote]you forgot drugs, sudden manifestation of ill-health, death or ram-raiding. Having walked past this area you were lucky no cars were crashing into the window at the time beetawix
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2:26am Sun 27 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

don't forget mechanical malfunction...
don't forget mechanical malfunction... Mrs Donnyfly
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3:22pm Sun 27 Jan 13

merulius says...

notscot wrote:
merulius wrote:
“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?
What???
But it WAS "just one of those things"!!!
There WEREN'T any pedestrians on the pavement - no children were hurt - so YES - it WAS exactly as described.
And NO - had there been any casualties it WOULDN'T have been "just one of those things" - and it wouldn't have been described as such, either, would it??
Idiot.
Notscot, I'll refrain from responding to your description of me as an idiot. Slight over-reaction there, I think.

My comment stands. If you fly off the road, several yards over the pavement, and through a shopfront, in a built-up area, that isn't "just one of those thingS". As another poster has said, it's grossly poor driving and should be prosecuted. Perhaps the driver wasn't black enough, young enough, or male enough to warrant a prosecution.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merulius[/bold] wrote: “There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?[/p][/quote]What??? But it WAS "just one of those things"!!! There WEREN'T any pedestrians on the pavement - no children were hurt - so YES - it WAS exactly as described. And NO - had there been any casualties it WOULDN'T have been "just one of those things" - and it wouldn't have been described as such, either, would it?? Idiot.[/p][/quote]Notscot, I'll refrain from responding to your description of me as an idiot. Slight over-reaction there, I think. My comment stands. If you fly off the road, several yards over the pavement, and through a shopfront, in a built-up area, that isn't "just one of those thingS". As another poster has said, it's grossly poor driving and should be prosecuted. Perhaps the driver wasn't black enough, young enough, or male enough to warrant a prosecution. merulius
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5:55pm Sun 27 Jan 13

beetawix says...

merulius you seem convinced that poor driving was to blame.
whether it was or not, or whether you know it was or not, your statement is prejudicial.
merulius you seem convinced that poor driving was to blame. whether it was or not, or whether you know it was or not, your statement is prejudicial. beetawix
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6:35pm Sun 27 Jan 13

notscot says...

merulius wrote:
notscot wrote:
merulius wrote:
“There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?
What???
But it WAS "just one of those things"!!!
There WEREN'T any pedestrians on the pavement - no children were hurt - so YES - it WAS exactly as described.
And NO - had there been any casualties it WOULDN'T have been "just one of those things" - and it wouldn't have been described as such, either, would it??
Idiot.
Notscot, I'll refrain from responding to your description of me as an idiot. Slight over-reaction there, I think.

My comment stands. If you fly off the road, several yards over the pavement, and through a shopfront, in a built-up area, that isn't "just one of those thingS". As another poster has said, it's grossly poor driving and should be prosecuted. Perhaps the driver wasn't black enough, young enough, or male enough to warrant a prosecution.
Right - so it wasn't due to illness. It wasn't mechanical malfunction. It wasn't pure accident, i.e. - someone with little experience of icy road conditions panicking and getting it hopelessly wrong.
It was criminal - pure and simple - prosecute regardless?
No - it was an accident.
No-one got hurt. No need to prosecute simply for the sake of it.
Get over yourself. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]merulius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]merulius[/bold] wrote: “There is no suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol of anything like that, this is just one of those things that happens, from time to time.” says Ms Plod. Really? A bit complacent there, Plod. it could have been a different story if there had been a busy pavement with children etc. Wouldn't have been "just one of those things" then, would it?[/p][/quote]What??? But it WAS "just one of those things"!!! There WEREN'T any pedestrians on the pavement - no children were hurt - so YES - it WAS exactly as described. And NO - had there been any casualties it WOULDN'T have been "just one of those things" - and it wouldn't have been described as such, either, would it?? Idiot.[/p][/quote]Notscot, I'll refrain from responding to your description of me as an idiot. Slight over-reaction there, I think. My comment stands. If you fly off the road, several yards over the pavement, and through a shopfront, in a built-up area, that isn't "just one of those thingS". As another poster has said, it's grossly poor driving and should be prosecuted. Perhaps the driver wasn't black enough, young enough, or male enough to warrant a prosecution.[/p][/quote]Right - so it wasn't due to illness. It wasn't mechanical malfunction. It wasn't pure accident, i.e. - someone with little experience of icy road conditions panicking and getting it hopelessly wrong. It was criminal - pure and simple - prosecute regardless? No - it was an accident. No-one got hurt. No need to prosecute simply for the sake of it. Get over yourself. Idiot. notscot
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4:41pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Betty77 says...

I still can't work out how you would manage to turn the car in the direction of this particular window and be going fast enough to mount the pavement and crash through if there wasn't some kind of dodgy driving maneuver going on! Maybe a driving license refresher course is needed.
I still can't work out how you would manage to turn the car in the direction of this particular window and be going fast enough to mount the pavement and crash through if there wasn't some kind of dodgy driving maneuver going on! Maybe a driving license refresher course is needed. Betty77
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