Audi driver flees after crashing into NJ Fishing Tackle in Milton Road, Gravesend causing £4,000 damage

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A driver fled on foot after crashing a car into the side of a fishing supply store, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

The dark blue Audi was pictured lodged in a doorway with splashed glass and tiles on the pavement in Milton Road, Gravesend.

An Audi crashed into the side of a fishing supply shop in Milton Road, Gravesend.

He was reportedly seen driving “erratically” down Harmer Street before losing control at the Clock Tower Junction shortly before 5pm on Sunday.

The vehicle flattened a bollard before crashing into the side of the angler’s shop, NJ Fishing Tackle.

According to the police, the driver then abandoned the car and fled on foot.

In the aftermath, the angling supplier said it suffered at least £4,000 in interior damage after its display case containing rods and other angler’s gear collapsed.

Amber Jennings, office manager at NJ Fishing Tackle, says they were only made aware of the damage after a customer contacted the store via Facebook.

An Audi crashed into the side of a fishing supply shop in Milton Road, Gravesend
An Audi crashed into the side of a fishing supply shop in Milton Road, Gravesend

He was told a witness chased the motorist on foot but lost sight of him shortly afterwards.

Ms Jennings said: “From what we know of the incident, the driver was driving erratically and dangerously down Harmer Street, crashed into what we believe were two or three other cars, drove into the bollard outside stores and beached above this.

“The bollard saved our store but still managed to do around £4,000 of damage internally.”

Ms Jennings says the store reopened yesterday but some of the damage, including the trampled bollard, remained outside when last checked.

The store continues to ask any witnesses to come forward and share the information with police.

“The bollard saved our store but still managed to do around £4,000 of damage internally.”

“It’s a pretty tough road to lose control on,” she added.

“Last we heard from the police they were looking for the driver and had been unlucky.”

Kent Police spokesman James Walker said: “We were called at 4.50pm on Sunday August 8, 2021 to a collision involving an Audi in Milton Road, Gravesend which caused damage to a street bollard and a building.

“Officers surrendered after the driver allegedly abandoned the car and left the scene on foot.

“The registered owner of the vehicle has since been contacted and inquiries to establish all of the circumstances are ongoing.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference number 08-0821.

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