Police have issued an official caution to the 18-year-old driver of a Ford Fiesta after he collided with two parked vehicles in the early hours of this morning at the junction of Queen’s Road and Paget Road.
Several local residents heard a squeal of tyres and a loud bang at 02:00 am this morning.
Eyewitnesses reported that a Fiesta car – with three youths on board – had been driven at speed up Paget Road and had clipped the corner, spun , hit a silver-coloured Peugeot 206 in Paget Road and then smashed into the back of a black BMW parked near the corner of Queen’s Road.
The impact cannoned the BMW into the back of a white Vauxhall van which was parked immediately ahead of it .
Local residents said the 3 youths in the Fiesta had run away after the crash but later returned to the scene and were apprehended by the police.
One eyewitness said the driver of the Fiesta – who was aged 18 – had claimed to passers-by that he had “slipped on some oil” and that the car had been speeding up the hill from Paget Road when the driver lost control .
Local residents say there is an endemic problem on Friday and Saturday nights with “cars screaming up and down” Paget Road and say it’s surprising that such an accident hasn’t happened before .
None of the three youths in the Fiesta was injured. South Wales Police later issued the a statement saying the collision “involved a Ford Fiesta with three parked cars including a Peugeot, BMW and a Vauxhall. The 18 year old male driver of a Ford Fiesta has received a police caution”.