Police issue update after serious BMW crash near Chesterfield
Police investigating a late-night crash on a major road near Chesterfield have issued an update.
The incident took place on the A619 close to Staveley town centre on Saturday, September 4 at about 11pm.
A BMW came off the road near the roundabout serving Morrison’s supermarket and caused extensive damage – with nearby residents saying the smash sounded like a ‘gas explosion’.
Officers from Derbyshire Constabulary told the DT this week that their enquiries are ongoing and no charges have been made – but they would still like anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to them.
A force spokesperson previously said the driver of the BMW, a man from Warwickshire, had been ‘identified and spoken to’.
Passer-by Carl Troke told the Derbyshire Times eight police cars were at the scene and police photos showed the damage to the vehicle and the roadside railings.
Other residents reported that speeding cars were a problem in the area.
A 26-year-old woman, who lives on Mill Green, just off the A619, said her family was asleep when they heard the noise.
"We thought it was a gas explosion it was so loud,” she told us last week.
"It caused a real mess and they only started cleaning it up yesterday.”
Chesterfield borough and Staveley town councillor Mick Bagshaw said it was fortunate the occupants of the car ‘got out alive’ given the damage caused to the vehicle and the roadside.
“Where this happened is more or less on the Morrison’s and market roundabout heading towards Chesterfield, where the road curves,” he added.