Ilkeston garage forecourt smash left “over £100,000” of damage

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Over £100,000 of damge has allegedly been caused at a car dealership after a vehicle crashed into its forecourt.

Police have launched an investigation after a motorist crashed into other vehicles and the garage forecourt of Smith’s, of Ilkeston.

The collision happened on Station Road, Ilkeston, about 1am, today, Saturday, November 15.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “One vehicle left the road and collided with numerous stationary vehicles and a garage forecourt.”

Ilkeston firefighters made the vehicles safe and left the incident in the hands of police.

A Derbyshire fire services spokesman added: “Police waited at the scene before the recovery of the vehicle involved in the collision and an ambulance was also in attendance.”

Media reports claim that more than £100,000 of damage has been caused with four new cars written off and a lamppost has been flattened.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said that two men had been arrested following the incident on suspicion of drink-driving.

He said that the car had left the road, smashed into the forecourt and had overturned.

Firefighters left the crash scene at about 1.30am after making the area safe.

Witnesses can call police on 101.