Accidents caused by drivers speeding through a Fife village have resulted in 10 parked cars being written off in the space of 21 months.
Alarmed Colinsburgh residents have recorded 13 crashes involving stationary vehicles in a 100-yard stretch of Main Street since December 2017 and have fear it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.
Many of the incidents, all of which happened between the village shop and the library, were hit and runs and locals have reported their houses being struck and people driving along the pavement to avoid traffic jams.
Both the police and Fife Council are looking into the issue.
Pete Rabjohns, a member of community group Colinsburgh Traffic, said there had been 10 hit and runs, among the 13 accidents, with three of them resulting in a total of eight cars being damaged.
“The picture speaks for itself,” he said.
“In this incident three vehicles were demolished and there was damage to property.
“Police attending said it looked like a motorway accident.
“There have already been 10 vehicles written off in less than two years in the same 100-yard stretch.
“How long before someone is seriously hurt or, worse, killed?”
The owner of the photographed car said he had been alerted to the incident by a neighbour at 4am.
“I was not expecting this absolute carnage,” he said.
“A van went straight into the back of my car and pushed mine and another about 50 metres up the road.”
He said the police had estimated the van’s speed to have been around 60 or 70mph on the 20mph road.
The community has enlisted the help of North East Fife Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie, who described the issue as deeply concerning.
“I’ve written to the council and really hope they begin to address the recurring issues,” he said.
“With improved traffic signals, further restrictions on speed and pedestrian crossings, the safety for everyone will be greatly improved.”
Fife Council’s head of service Ken Gourlay said: “We have just received Mr Rennie’s letter but we will fully consider the points raised and the accident statistics for that stretch of road and respond accordingly.”
North East Fife community inspector Yvonne Stenhouse said the police are aware of the community’s concerns and had recently carried out enforcement action in the area.
“When any road crash is reported to police, we carry out inspections of locations,” she said.
“Where serious or repeat collisions have been reported, we share the findings and any concerns with the relevant partner agencies.
“I would encourage anyone living in the area to continue to report any incidents to police through 101.”