'My daughter could have been killed': Portland mum's anger after car hits wall outside home

Dorset Echo: DANGEROUS: Claire and Nikkita McCool outside their house on Victory Road, Portland where a car hit their garden wall DANGEROUS: Claire and Nikkita McCool outside their house on Victory Road, Portland where a car hit their garden wall

A PORTLAND mum says her daughter could have been killed when a car hit a wall outside her home.

Claire McCool was shocked when she looked outside to find that a Renault Clio had smashed through the wall between her house and the one next door.

She has spoken of her shock at finding the vehicle empty with the lights on and music blaring just metres from her 13-year-old daughter Nikkita’s downstairs bedroom.

Mrs McCool said the incident has left the family shocked.

She said she was astounded that there was no sign of the driver and that she was still seeking answers about what happened.

Dorset Police said they had launched an investigation following the crash on Victory Road but added no-one had been arrested in connection with the incident.

The 36-year-old mum said: “My daughter woke me up to tell me that there was a car outside with nobody in, the music blaring and the lights on.

“When I looked outside the car had smashed into the wall that separates our house from the next one and no-one was inside.

“I rushed outside to turn the engine off and called the police.

“The people who live next door also have a child who sleeps downstairs at the other side of the wall and if the crash had been different they both could have been hurt or even killed.”

The mum-of-six added: “I don’t know what happened here but my daughter’s life would have been at risk if the car had hit her bedroom.”

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “A car, a red Renault Clio, had gone into a wall.

“The registered keeper is a man from Portland.

“Police attended and no-one was injured.

“No-one has been arrested in relation to this incident.”

The Portland mum lives with three of her children and her husband Kelvin at the address.

Witnesses or anyone with information about this incident should call Dorset Police on 101.

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