RESIDENTS were woken in the early of the Bournemouth to a “grinding crash” caused by a car which overturned in the road outside their homes.

Michael Boulton, who lives in Woodland Avenue, Boscombe, said when he got out of bed and looked outside he saw a car upside down in the middle of the narrow road with no driver or passengers to be seen.

The single-vehicle crash occurred near Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club shortly before 1.30am on Saturday, July 30.

Mr Boulton told the Daily Echo: “It was the sort of sound you hear when someone drops a skip on the ground. It was a real grinding crash. Goodness knows what happened.

“It was so strange as the car did not seem to have major damage to its front or back.”

Mr Boulton said due to the lack of space the recovery of the car took until nearly 4am.

“It was upside down in the middle of the road with cars parked either side. They had to drag it along the road and police cleared up all the broken glass.

“How it flipped over, heaven only knows.”

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said they received a report of a crash in Woodland Avenue at 1.24am on Saturday, July 30.

The spokeswoman said one vehicle was upside down and needed to be recovered. There were no reports of any injuries.