POLICE HUNT TWO MEN WHO FLED FROM WRECKED MERCEDES ON BEACH ROAD

The car apparently failed to take the bend at the borrom of Beach Road, hit the sea wall, overturned and skidded on its roof – ending up inverted with oil and petrol pouring out of it (Photo Peter Stealey)

 South Wales Police are looking for two men seen fleeing from a red Mercedes car which crashed and overturned at the bottom of Beach Road, Penarth last night.

Its understood the accident happened at around 22:20 last night when a car appeared to have failed to negotiate the bend at the bottom of the hill .

The point at which the red Mercedes met the concrete sea-wall. The Mercedes came-off the worst.

It appears as though the Mercedes mounted the kerb,  hit the sea wall, overturned and skidded on its roof for several yards before coming to a stop  – inverted –  on the pavement,   Fire-fighters used chalk dust to absorb oil leaking from the wreck.

Police say they were called to the scene at 23.20 last night – but other eyewitnesses placed the time of the collision at an hour earlier . A police helicopter flew low over the area searching for men who’d extricated themselves from the wreck and run away . The vehicle was taken away by a breakdown truck  .

Anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet given their details to police, is being asked to call 101, quoting reference No. 1700115790.

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10 Responses to POLICE HUNT TWO MEN WHO FLED FROM WRECKED MERCEDES ON BEACH ROAD

  1. JTR69 says:

    I was jogging there last night and I have to say that I notice a lot of ‘youngsters in Corsa’s’ cruising up and down the sea front and hanging around at the top of Cliff Walk. I am certain that there is a drug handling occurring here. In fact I have witnessed it and let the cops know. This needs to be nipped at the bud.

  2. Tim Hughes says:

    Heard the crash from Kymin Terrace at 10.20pm it followed a loud squeal of brakes about 5 mins earlier. Helicoper came over after about 30mins for a look.

  3. David Moorcraft says:

    Is there a case for a Motorway style barrier on the edge of the pavement at this point ?
    If the old concrete wall was impacted sufficiently, there’s a fair old drop to the beach below !

  4. Steve says:

    ‘Car overturns’
    ‘a car appeared to have failed to negotiate the bend’
    ‘car mounted the kerb’….

    Damn these driverless cars.. this technology is a menace.

    Or was it a case of…

    ‘driver overturns car’
    ‘a driver appeared to have failed to negotiate the bend’
    ‘motorist mounted the kerb’….

    Put the emphasis on the person responsible for the vehicle, not the inanimate object.

  5. sjleworthy says:

    these idiots dont half inconvenience our friendly plod

  6. Mervyn says:

    No wonder Cowbridge beat Penarth in the Sunday Times list.
    All these roughs in the social housing, they’re taking the place right down.

  7. Philip says:

    I don’t think it’s a question of whether ‘Penarth has less social housing now that the Billybanks has gone’ but rather the incumbents of the social housing which exists -e.g. the area behind Redlands Road, which produces some horrific instances. It’s not exactly St Mary Mead is it?

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