A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, after his van smashed into a a number of parked cars on a terraced street and rolled onto its roof. Police were called to the site of the crash on Bronllwyn Road in Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taf at around 8.15pm on Friday. One person was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be serious, according to the ambulance service.
Video footage posted to YouTube shows a white van travelling at speed down a narrow one way street in the wrong direction.
The road is lined on both sides with parked cars. There is a clear sign indicating “No Entry”, with the words also written on the road.
As the van enters the street, it hits the first car parked on the left. The impact initially flips the van onto its side.
As it skids along the road, the white van hits another car on the right before landing on its roof, leaving a trail of “carnage” in its wake.
Susan Owen, who was at home at the time with her family, told Wales Online she heard “a massive bang and crash”.
Another person posted on their Facebook account that they had felt their house “shudder”.
A witness, who asked to remain anonymous, told the BBC that the scene looked like something out of the film Fast and Furious.
The resident said: “The driver was already out of the van, and was surrounded by some residents who were stopping him from running off. I stayed until the police came, then went home. It was absolute carnage out there.”
South Wales Police said the driver had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
A spokesperson for the police force said: “South Wales Police was called at 8:14pm last night, Friday 21st April, with a report that two vehicles had been involved in a road traffic collision on Bronllwyn Road in Pentre.
“A 28-year-old man from Bridgend has been arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the limit.
“He remains in police custody.”