Driver flees on foot after leaving his crashed BMW on top of a postbox

You can’t park that there! Driver flees on foot after leaving his crashed BMW on top of a mangled postbox

  • Smash happened at junction of Dillington Road and Cope Street in Barnsley  
  • Ear-splitting bang was heard before the driver fled from the scene on foot  
  • Shocking pictures show destroyed car on top of a postbox ripped out of street 
  • A driver has fled on foot after abandoning his crashed BMW on top of a mangled postbox in a freak accident. 

    An ear-splitting bang was heard after the driver of a BMW 5 series estate smashed into a postbox at the junction of Dillington Road and Cope Street in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Thursday at around 2pm. 

    It is unclear exactly how the crash happened but locals said the noise of the smash was deafening. 

    The driver reportedly fled on foot after mangling the postbox and left a path of destruction. 

    An ear-splitting bang was heard after the driver of a BMW 5 series estate smashed into a postbox at the junction of Dillington Road and Cope Street in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Thursday at around 2pm

    An ear-splitting bang was heard after the driver of a BMW 5 series estate smashed into a postbox at the junction of Dillington Road and Cope Street in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Thursday at around 2pm

    Shocking pictures show the destroyed car on top of a postbox that has been torn out of the ground from the impact of the smash

    Shocking pictures show the destroyed car on top of a postbox that has been torn out of the ground from the impact of the smash

    Shocking pictures show the destroyed car on top of a postbox that has been torn out of the ground from the impact of the smash. 

    The entire front of the car hangs off and reveals the interior workings of the vehicle. 

    Cement and debris from the postbox lie strewn across the street after being sent flying due to the impact. 

    And the postbox itself was hit so hard that the top was flung off.   

    The accident led to hilarity on social media with comments such as: ‘You can’t park there mate.’

    A South Yorkshire police spokesman said: ‘We received a call at 12:59pm on 24 March for reports of a road traffic collision on Dillington Road in Barnsley.

    ‘It is reported that a black BMW collided with a Post Box on the road.’The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. His passengers are believed to have fled the scene and enquiries into the circumstances are continuing. 

    ‘Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 464 of 25 March 2022.’