TWO young children and their parents watched in horror as a speeding car smashed through a fence into their garden as they played football on Easter Sunday.
The car was going so fast that it hit the fence on one side of gate, ricocheted off the other side and went in over the lawn ploughing over a tree. It spun around back ways as it went through the hedge and into the neighbours garden. The emerald green Toyota Corolla then left the scene on the Edenderry Road, Allenwood North as the horrified family looked on.
“I am absolutely fuming. It was going so fast it went through the hedge backwards into my neighbour’s garden. The kids are petrified. My young fella wouldn’t go to bed last night. He was terrified. I just kept seeing that ad where the car goes through the garden over and over again in my head,” said the angry dad.
“They just don’t give a damn. As one of my friends said to me today, you could be in the morgue with your kids this morning. It’s mind-boggling the speed he was travelling.”
“It was about twenty past six in the afternoon. It was a lovely Easter day and we were out playing football with the kids in the garden. Next thing, I looked and this car was coming straight through the garden. It all happened within 10 seconds. My wife went to grab the kids and didn’t know which way to go.”
“It unbelievable, I just can’t believe it. This is the second time this has happened. It happened in the same place two years ago.
He must have been travelling 200 miles an hour to carry on through the garden,” he added.
Tyre marks were left across the lawn, the fence was smashed up and bits of the bumper were left at the scene. The up rooted tree was thrown into the air and landed metres away.
Just the next day, a man in a different car pulled up outside the property and made an obscene gesture towards the dad of two. The road is a long straight stretch and the family are concerned with the number of cars and trucks speeding. Gardai at Robertstown are investigating the matter which occurred on April 25.
“This is a very serious incident and investigations are on going,” said a garda spokesperson.