Police officers have arrested five people after 11 emergency vehicles were called to a car accident in Northampton.
Neighbours in Home Farm Close, Little Billing, dialled 999 at about 4am today after they heard an accident outside and saw two cars badly damaged.
One, a white Mini, had crashed into the garage of a house on the street and another, a dark-coloured Mazda, had come to rest near the front garden.
One neighbour, Roger Rumen, 89, said: “It was massive noise. I lived through the Blitz and the only thing I can liken it to is a doodlebug attack.”
Witnesses reported seeing three fire engines, three ambulance vehicles and five police vehicles.
They said one man was being helped out of the Mazda and appeared to be having a seizure. He was later taken to hospital.
It is understood a man and two women were arrested shortly after the accident and two more people were subsequently taken into custody.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that five people had been arrested but declined to specify what they were suspected of.
Northamptonshire Police is appealing for witnesses to call the non-emergency number on 101.