The accident Wapping has been expecting to happen has happened. At around 5pm today two white BMW cars were written-off as they were hit by a third vehicle being driven at some speed along Wapping High Street. Both BMWs belonged to Matt Melbye, owner of EA2 Estate Agents and his wife Samantha.
Matt believes that both vehicles are complete right-offs. The vehicles were parked just outside the EA2 offices at the time of the crash.
The welcoming arms of the law
“We heard a huge bang, rushed out of the office and saw three people get out of the car on the other side of the road and running off,” said Matt. “After a moment or two a fourth person emerged from the car as well and ran off round the corner – right into the arms of an off-duty police officer.”
“This problem needs properly sorting – and soon”
“Fortunately no-one was hurt this time but the problem of speeding cars in Wapping needs to be sorted properly – and soon,” said Matt.
Living in central Wapping Matt is more than familiar with the high speeds that some cars achieve on their ‘racing circuit’ around E1W.
There are unconfirmed reports that as one of the suspects ran off silver NO2 (nitrous oxide) gas canisters were falling from his pockets and that a box of unused canisters was found near the car.
Matt said that having both the EA2 company vehicles off the road at the same time would cause his business a lot of inconvenience as he and his wife Samantha use them extensively every day but the main thing was that there were no injuries.
It seems the most badly damaged BMW pictured was shunted into the second BMW, the force of the impact twisting the frames of both.