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Car crashes into children's birthday party in Camberley

Car crashes into children's birthday party in Camberley

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 8:52pm 15th July 2019. (Updated at 8:54pm 15th July 2019)

A Camberley family have described the moment a car crashed through their garden fence and into a children's birthday party.

Orson Jones, 3,  was celebrating a joint party with his older brother, Charlie, 10, on Saturday (July 13) at the home on the junction of Gordon Road.

But moments after it ended a black Nissan Micra suddenly crashed through a garden fence and into the house.

Miraculously, no-one was injured. 

"Everyone left around 7pm but there was the immediate five of us, and one other family that had stayed on.

"It must have been about half past seven, the car just came flying into the garden. It missed two children by a foot. The car came towards us four adults, but luckily hit the house instead of us.", Mum Kate Jones told Eagle. 

Two of the children, a five-year-old and one-year-old were playing at a toy kitchen when it happened at around 7.15pm. 

"Their hair must have moved - that's how close it really was", she said. 

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The black Nissan Micra ploughed into the house at around 7.15pm on Saturday (July 13).

"It took a moment to register. We obviously all jumped up because the car was in between us and Anabella and Harrison, who were the other two children.

"Luckily, there were some guys in a van had witnessed the whole thing so they jumped up quicker than we did and were checking under the car to see if any children were under there."

"My children were on the other side of the garden just watching it all". 

"It was a massive shock. The colour just drained from their faces and they couldn't stop crying". 

The family have contacted Surrey County Council, asking for something to be done about the "accident blackspot" along Gordon Road. 

Council officers have said they will come out and fix the fence,  and are now looking into previous accidents and whether barriers should be put in place there. 

No one was injured in the collision on Saturday, which the family describe as a 'miracle'.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said:

"We were called following reports that a car had driven into a garden in Camberley on Saturday evening (July 13).

"The car, a black Micra, crashed through the fence and into the garden of an address in Gordon Avenue around 7.20pm.

"No-one was injured as a result of the incident and the car has been recovered. No arrests have been made."

The Jones family are now calling on the county council to make it a safer junction, and say it's not the first time it has happened.

"These things normally are only dealt with when there's been fatality.

"Someone doesn't have to die for this to be sorted out, that should never be the case and we will relentlessly work, not only for ourselves but for everyone else, to make sure that doesn't happen."

'The what-ifs in our head are so awful'

Kate says she now won't let her children play in the garden and keeps re-living the moment.

"A few hours before, there were maybe fifteen children and a few adults. My grandparents were sitting on the bench, in their 90s, having a little rest."

"The what-ifs in our head were so awful because obviously it was just a party full of people that we love. Family, very close friends, children."

"There are so many potential reasons why that could happen again. Whether it's a Travis Perkins lorry parked, whether it's speed, whether it's coming out the junction or the fact there are no bollards there.

"My children just won't be going out in the garden, which is very sad."

"There has to be something. Not just for us, people are walking up and down there all the time. Children come out of school, out of college, off the bus. How it didn't hit anyone. It was miracle - it really was, how no one was hurt."

Eagle Radio has approached Surrey County Council for comment. 

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