Essex

Man, 73, smashes Porsche 911 through wall in Colchester

The nosedived Porsche 911 in the passageway Image copyright PC Turner/Essex Police
Image caption Police were called to Crouch Street in Colchester

A 73-year-old man ploughed his Porsche through a wall and fence before nose-diving on to a footpath.

Essex Police was called to a pedestrian subway on Southway in Colchester after the smash at about 18:15 GMT. Neither the driver nor anyone else was injured.

Inquiries into the crash of the Porsche 911 Targa 4S, which sell for about £100,000, are ongoing.

Sgt Colin Shead posted a photo on Twitter, prompting comments including: "Wow I thought my parking was bad."

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Another said: "That will polish out."

Sgt Shead added the driver, from Colchester, would be offered a "fitness to drive" course and the DVLA notified.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S facts

Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption The 73-year-old man was not injured, police said
  • Price: Just over £101,000
  • Top speed: 188mph (303km/h)
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100kmh) in 4.4 seconds

Source: Porsche.com

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