Family anger as new Lexus hit twice in three months by cars on busy road

Family anger as new Lexus hit twice in three months by cars on busy road

This is the shocking moment cars ploughed into a new £30,000 Lexus on two different occasions on a busy Sparkhill road.

In the latest crash yesterday (December 31) a white Renault Megane struck the blue Lexus parked up in Cateswell Road shunting it forward. The collision,which took place at around 11am, caused thousands of pounds of damage to the Lexus.

Emergency services, including the fire service, attended the incident.

In an almost copycat incident on September 11 at 11am a white Ford Escort travelling down Cateswell Road struck the same blue Lexus which in turn shunted onto a red Vauxhall Adam.



Cateswell Road, Sparkhill

The car travelling down the road then flips over onto its side. Ambulance, police and fire crews attended and fortunately no-one was seriously injured.

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The blue Lexus belongs to 72-year-old Kenneth Baker who had only bought the car months before the first collision.

His daughter Louise Baker, aged 39, told Birmingham Live : “My dad had been saving hard for the Lexus and had bought it outright. It was his pride and joy.



Ford Focus involved in collision on Cateswell Road

“In the first collision in September he had run out with my sister Jayne after they heard a bang. When they went outside they saw the Ford Focus on its side.

“It was only then that they realised the car had struck my dad’s Lexus and sister’s red Vauxhall Adam.

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“They were going to write my dad’s car off as they said it would cost nearly as much as the car was worth to put right. But in the end it was repaired. I only ever saw my dad cry once and that was at my grandad’s funeral but he cried when he saw the damage which had been done.



Louise and Kenneth Baker

“It was beyond belief when my dad’s Lexus was struck again last night in an almost identical collision. The damage will again run into thousands of pounds. My dad is just so low at the moment he can’t believe that lightning has struck twice.”

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Miss Baker says there are no traffic calming measures on Cateswell Road which has a 30mph speed limit and has labelled it an accident blackspot.

Although there is no suggestion the two cars were speeding when the Lexus was struck on either occasion Louise says there is a problem with excess speed on the road.

She has set up a petition and has already got more than 200 signatures calling for action on the road.

She will then present the petition to Birmingham City Council in a bid for speed measures to be introduced.

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