An Armthorpe woman has spoken of the dramatic moment when a car involved in a high-speed police chase, crashed into her front-garden and car.
The collision occurred at around 9.45pm last night, when a group of bungling burglars being chased by police ploughed into Elaine Pinder’s Mansfield Crescent property.
Mrs Pinder’s husband, Barry, was asleep in bed when the crash occurred.
Carer Elaine, aged 57, said: “He heard this big bang, and he went to the window and realised what had happened.
“Thank God he wasn’t in the car when it happened, because he would have been left with critical injuries at the very least.
“I was working two streets away at the time, and even we heard the bang. But I didn’t even think that it could be my house. Well you wouldn’t, would you?
“It was like something out of a movie, you just don’t think police chases happen around here.
“Our car is a complete write-off now and police have taken it away as evidence.
“It was parked round the corner, and the car crashing into it moved it around the corner, through the wall and over my tree.
“Their car ended up half on the road, half on the pavement. You can still see the skid-marks now.”
Elaine said her husband had been ‘white with shock’ ever since.
The men - aged 18, 23, 26, 42 - and a 16-year-old boy had reportedly tried to break into and burgle a home on Lakeen Road in Intake.
They are then alleged to have caused significant damage to the vehicles parked outside.
Cops were dispatched immediately and began to chase their Black Mondeo, which reportedly failed to stop.
After the crash, four of the men, all from the Doncaster area, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, failing to stop and possession of an offensive weapon.
Mansfield Crescent was sealed off for two hours and a police helicopter was deployed.