A VAN caught fire after crashing into a wall on a Wrexham estate.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police were called to Bryn Coch at about 3am on Friday to reports of a van colliding with a wall and garage.

The resident whose wall was damaged, who has asked not to be named, said: “We were woken when the police knocked at the door – I found the car smashed into the wall.

“The police told us one of the neighbours saw someone run from the car.

“I was shaken and nervous – about to cry to be honest.  I thought it was a bad dream.

“Our car was here so I thought it was in the back of my car but thank goodness it was just one rock caught the wheel.”

One fire crew from Wrexham attended the scene and helped to make the vehicle safe.

A fire and rescue service spokesman said: “We were called to a small vehicle fire in Bryn Coch at 3.03am by North Wales Police. No equipment was used.

“The vehicle had been involved in a collision with a wall. The matter was left with the police.”

The spokesman added nobody were injured in the incident.

A spokesman for North Wales Police told the Leader: “We had a report at 2.59am of a road collision where a van collided with the garage of a property in Bryn Coch.

“The driver of the vehicle made off from the scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

“Anyone who has information or witnessed the collision can call 101 with reference V075777.”

Eddie Wilson, who lives opposite the site of the incident, said: “We heard a massive bang and by the time I got out to it was just left there.

“It had come off Croesnywydd Road. The noise of it – I’ve never heard anything like it.

“I thought it had been a crash on the main road. If they had been coming the other way, the van could have ended up in our front room.”

Joanne Morrison, a resident of Croesnewydd Road, said the experience was nerve-racking, adding: “It sounded like it was our garage they’d hit.

“It was really loud, like an explosion – we jumped out of bed.”

Another resident, who asked not to be named, told the Leader: “It was like an explosion – I’ve never heard anything like it.

“We jumped up in a daze and all the neighbours came out to have a look.

“I really thought I was going to see a massive pile up, it was that noisy.”