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A driver caused chaos in a street hitting parked cars, writing two off, and then running away

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A driver caused chaos at a Swansea neighbourhood after colliding with parked cars in the early hours of the morning, causing two of them to be written off.

Half of the neighbourhood at Birchgrove Road were awoken by the noise of the collisions just after 1.30am on Wednesday.

Fifteen or more people went out onto the street in the aftermath of the incident, by which time the driver had left the scene.

One of the vehicles had significant damage caused to its driver side back wheel, while damage to paintwork and wheel arches was caused to other vehicles.

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Two of the cars which were damaged have been written off due to the extensive repairs needed, it has been claimed.

Eyewitnesses said the man driving the vehicle fled the scene, leaving keys and a phone inside.

Parked cars which were damaged in Birchgrove Road after this vehicle collided with them.

Neighbours described him as wearing dark trousers and a white shirt.

It is also understood the police force which attended the incident used a police dog to try and track down the person who left the scene, but did not find him.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: “Police received a report of a road traffic collision on September 27 at 1.39am in Birchgrove Road.

“Police are continuing to investigate the ‘failure-to-stop’ incident and would ask witnesses to call 101 quoting occurrence 1700375994.”

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