Hit-and-run driver smashes into parked cars on Sheffield road

Damage from a crash on March 10 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on March 10 on Dyke Vale Road

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This was the scene of devastation after a hit-and-run driver ploughed into parked cars on a Sheffield road causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Hundreds of people have now signed a petition calling for safety measures on the road – amid fears someone could be killed or injured.

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Residents on Dyke Vale Road in Hackenthorpe have started an online petition after the latest crash, with more than 500 people signing it since it was launched.

They say it is the latest occasion in which passing cars have hit parked or moving vehicles – and have called on the council to act before there is a serious injury or death.

Sarah Winn, who has set up the petition, said the four cars were hit in the latest incident on March 10.

She said: “One car crashed into three parked cars and one was overturned.

Residents of Dyke Vale Road who are complaining that there are no parking facilities leading to several accidents with parked cars
L to R, Beverley Winn, Sammy Allinson, Sarah Winn, Samantha Winn

Residents of Dyke Vale Road who are complaining that there are no parking facilities leading to several accidents with parked cars L to R, Beverley Winn, Sammy Allinson, Sarah Winn, Samantha Winn

“We heard the bang and we saw someone running from the car.

“Exactly the same thing that just happened also happened in October and it was the same people’s cars that were hit.”

She said her car has been hit by a motorist who then drove off, leaving her to foot a bill for £400 of damage that was caused.

Sarah said there are a mixture of different reasons for ongoing problems on the road – including a lack of parking space meaning there is only narrow spaces for drivers to pass.

Residents of Dyke Vale Road who are complaining that there are no parking facilities leading to several accidents with parked cars
L to R, Beverley Winn, Sammy Allinson, Sarah Winn

Residents of Dyke Vale Road who are complaining that there are no parking facilities leading to several accidents with parked cars L to R, Beverley Winn, Sammy Allinson, Sarah Winn

She said lowering the speed limit on the street to 20mph had not worked as people are not slowing down to the limit.

Campaigners say Sheffield Council should prioritise introducing new safety measures on the street, including either speed bumps, CCTV cameras or widening the road, before someone is seriously hurt.

The petition states: “This is a continual occurrence and the council needs to acknowledge that steps need to be taken before there are serious injuries or fatalities.

“The council recently lowered the speed limit to 20mph which, if anything, has made the matter worse. This shows that the council recognises this is a dangerous road and further action needs to be taken now, before it is too late.”

Residents of Dyke Vale Road who are complaining that there are no parking facilities leading to several accidents with parked cars

Residents of Dyke Vale Road who are complaining that there are no parking facilities leading to several accidents with parked cars

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “At around 9.30pm on Thursday 10 March, we received reports that a car had collided with three parked cars on Dyke Vale Road.

“There were no injuries but witnesses reported seeing one man running from the scene.”

A spokesman for Sheffield Council said: “We’re concerned about the road safety issues that are being raised by residents on Dyke Vale Road.

“We would like to receive their petition as soon as possible so that we can look at the issues more closely with them”.

n To view the petition, visit www.change.org/p/the-british-council-steps-must-be-taken-to-prevent-further-crashes-on-dyke-vale-road.

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on March 10 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on March 10 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on March 10 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on March 10 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

Damage from a crash on October 31 on Dyke Vale Road

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