In 2011 a minibus lost control and smashed into our front garden. Nobody was badly hurt but my garden was a mess (see below).
The walls were rebuilt by the owner of the minibus company but we replaced the hedge at our own expense (because his cheque bounced). The hedge was finally beginning to look undamaged this year. Then somebody else lost control of their car on Sunday night and landed in our front garden. Again, miracle of miracles, nobody was seriously hurt but the garden has taken a battering. I couldn’t get a good photo of the impact point because it was pretty much obliterated. Heavy chunks of masonry flew hundreds of yards and a huge evergreen tree at the end of our boundary hedge was separated from its roots. Here is a picture of the secondary damage from where the car landed and was pulled out by the emergency services.
Thank heavens for the emergency services, airbags and car insurance!