Driver arrested after overturned car crash

A 30-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after a car overturned in a crash overnight.

As previously reported, police were called at 9.38pm on Sunday, June 17 after a blue Peugeot overturned near the McDonald’s restaurant on Rope Walk in Lincoln.

A police spokesperson said: “At 9.38pm on Sunday (June 17) we were called to reports of a blue Peugeot car having overturned on the Ropewalk, Lincoln.

“A 30-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drugs.”

One person told The Lincolnite the driver appeared to escape from the vehicle with no serious injures.

The scene of the crash. Photo: James Bass

Car smashed through railings

Eyewitness at the scene Lewis Peacock told The Lincolnite: “As we were about to stop for the red lights coming on to the roundabout the Peugeot came up through the bush in the middle of the road and smashed through the pedestrian crossing railings.

“The car flipped over in the air landing in the middle of the road nose first and sliding along on its roof coming to a stop on the pavement.

Photo: Lewis Peacock

“My brother and I got out of his car as did several other people to rush over to see if the guy was ok and he managed to pull himself from the car.

“He appeared to be in shock and under the influence of either drugs or alcohol as he was stumbling around and speaking incoherently, his car was full of empty beer cans as well.

“Some of the University of Lincoln security staff were fortunately on the scene to take control of the driver and made sure he didn’t run away while the emergency services arrived.

Photo: Lewis Peacock

“A woman I spoke to said he had come flying past here at some speed and lost control trying to exit the roundabout.

“The Orange Seat Leon is where my brother and I stopped as we saw the Peugeot come flying over and you can see how close he came to hitting us.”