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Mercedes smashes into front of East London curry house leaving glass everywhere while driver ‘legs it’

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A shocking video shows the aftermath of a car crash, which saw a Mercedes smash into the front of an East London curry house at the weekend.

The smash happened on Sunday (November 14) after eyewitnesses say the driver lost control of the Mercedes and ploughed into Dhaka Biryani in Romford Road, Aldersbrook.

The video shows the bemused employee looking out while the floor and car is covered in glass, with some menus sent flying inside the shop and crowds outside taking pictures.

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The crash happened around 7:45pm on Sunday (November 14)

Eyewitness Mike Tanger said London is a place people don’t want to live anymore because of crime and accidents.

The 40-year-old told MyLondon: “Me and my wife were driving and we just heard a bang and suddenly saw all these people around, we were a bit shocked.

“The driver lost control and smashed into the shop and legged it away, it was just dangerous driving.

“This is just what we are facing in this borough. Every single day us residents in Newham are speaking to the mayor and police to sort this out.

“The biggest problem is people parking on the pavement and it is bound to go wrong. I think he must have been trying to park on the pavement and lost control.

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“London has become a place where people do not want to live.”

A kebab shop worker across the road confirmed the story, saying the driver lost control before leaving the vehicle on foot.

Some users on Facebook made light of the unfortunate incident, leaving comments like “Meals on wheels”, “Uber delivery to your door”, and “Driver must have heard they do a smashing Biryani”.

The Metropolitan Police were approached for comment but said they had no information as the incident was “not live”.

Dhaka Biriyani were asked for comment but declined.

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