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Shopkeepers survey damage of Surbiton crash

Shopkeepers were surveying the damage today after a car hurtled into the front of two shops yesterday morning.

A black Volkswagen Golf crashed into two shops in Ewell Road, Surbiton, in the early hours of Sunday morning after a high-speed police chase.

Scraps of metal, bricks and broken glass were strewn across the road and a bench was destroyed.

The engine of the car was flung metres from the crashed car.

The driver of the Golf was taken to hospital with head injuries which were understood not to be life-threatening.

Ten residents were evacuated at about 5am and the road was closed for five hours.

They are still without gas and water which was switched off for safety.

Feedwell Cafe and Cycleopedia were both boarded up soon after the incident.

Cycleopedia opened for business today with customers encouraged to use the rear entrance.

A vehicle crashed into a hairdressers on the opposite side of the road, almost nine years ago to the week, forcing it to close for nine months.


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