Police are hunting a wedding guest who left a trail of destruction when she fell asleep at the wheel and ploughed into three parked cars – wrecking the bride and groom’s CAKE.
The woman, who fled the scene, struck one car with such force the vehicle was sent into a homeowner’s front garden.
The woman was returning home from a wedding at 5.15am on Sunday (10/4) when it appears she lost control of her Honda CRV.
Dramatic pictures of the damage show the wrecked cars in Hamstead Road, Great Barr, Birmingham – including snaps of the wedding cake which was on the back seat of her car.
The woman fled the scene along with her three passengers after having medical treatment.
The impact sent a blue Peugeot 307 into a front garden narrowly missing the home of Tracey Roberts, 46.
She said: “I heard a huge bang. It woke me up, and I thought it was thunder.
“I looked out the window and I thought someone had stolen my car because it wasn’t there.
“Then I saw all the cars smashed up. I got dressed and came outside.
“The lady across the road had phoned an ambulance, and my other neighbour later called the police.
“There was hardly anyone around at that time, and police think she may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
“The speed she must have been going at to move my car like that, I can only imagine.
“They never even managed to say sorry.”
Mrs Roberts’ car was written off and her husband’s green Ford Focus was also badly damaged.
The third car, also a Focus, was less seriously damaged.
Mrs Roberts added: “It has a knock-on effect on loads of people.
“My car is a write-off. My husband’s car is damaged at the back with the lights broken.
“We don’t know how he’s going to get to work.
“I wasn’t upset at first but now the shock has set in.”
The women from the Honda were given first aid by fire crews and paramedics but left before they could be questioned by police.
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service tweeted pictures from the scene, which showed the destroyed wedding cake in the back seat of the CRV.
They tweeted: “Car involved returning from wedding and full of cake!
“Thankfully, only minor cuts and bruises for the occupants.”
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “The car has been seized for forensic examination, and officers are making inquiries to trace the registered keeper or the car and the driver.
“Whoever was in the car had left the scene by the time police arrived around ten to 15 minutes after they were called.”
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