A car crashed into a garden and was abandoned on the corner of the A469 Mountain Road and Heol Cau Barrau in Caerphilly this afternoon.
Witnesses said the Silver Peugeot ploughed through a hedge and fencing at around 2.30pm. Police told residents they believed the car was stolen as there was no one in the vehicle when they arrived.
PCSOs at the scene told Caerphilly Observer they were unable to comment but Gwent Police said three occupants were seen fleeing from the car.
The crash is the third time in three years that a car has smashed through fencing into gardens on the stretch of road.
The spate of incidents has led to a residents’ campaign for a road safety barrier to protect property and children.
Campaigner Rhiannon Williams, who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, said: “We knew it was going to happen, we told the council time and again.
“It happened around 2,30 pm, just before children finish school and we’re lucky that no one has been killed.”
Mrs Williams added that a police helicopter had been at the scene.
A Gwent Police spokesperson said: “A Silver Peugeot 106 left the road crashing into the garden of a nearby home.
“Three occupants believed to be young men who were travelling in the vehicle left the scene before the arrival of Emergency services.
“Gwent Police is appealing for information to help trace the men and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to ring 101 quoting log 293 19/06/14.”