Cops crash chase drama

Mum of two and full time child minder Lisa McNally had a narrow escape when a police chase stormed up her street after a white van, which crashed into her garden.Lisa is pictured with Jasmin Hammond,Bradley McNally,Sarah Hopkins,Jessica Hammond,Brooke McNally,Jake Hammond and Cayden Broom

Mum of two and full time child minder Lisa McNally had a narrow escape when a police chase stormed up her street after a white van, which crashed into her garden.Lisa is pictured with Jasmin Hammond,Bradley McNally,Sarah Hopkins,Jessica Hammond,Brooke McNally,Jake Hammond and Cayden Broom

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ANGRY mum Lisa McNally is demanding answers after a high-speed police chase on her quiet Knottingley street caused a van to smash into her garden wall.

The 27-year-old childminder claims she and six children in her care had a “lucky” escape as they were away from the house when the incident happened on North View last Thursday afternoon.

Mrs McNally said: “I was waiting with the children at a shop further along the street when I saw several police cars zoom up there after a van.

“I walked up the street to see a van crashed into a telegraph pole and my front wall with a police car crushed like a sardine can next to it.

“I was in disbelief, the children were panicking – it was a nightmare. Ten minutes later and we might have been outside the house and the children could have been crushed. I can’t believe how lucky we were.

“It shouldn’t have been allowed to happen like that – even though the van driver was in the wrong – especially as the street is near Vale J&I School where there are children everywhere.

“It was over the top as far as I’m concerned, you would think they were chasing a murderer.

“I’m angry that it was allowed to happen in this area. It’s a quiet, residential street, and I saw how fast the police were going.

“There should be rules in place that police shouldn’t be able to go about chasing in a built-up residental area.”

Mrs McNally, who said the chase also involved a police helicopter, said her seven-year-old son Bradley had been having nightmares about the incident.

She added: “He has had nightmares and wakes up panicking. He keeps asking me questions about what would have happened if I had been there. I’m going to ask the police why it was allowed to happen that way.”

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said the full circumstances of the incident were still being investigated.

She confirmed the driver of the van was a 16-year-old male who was arrested and charged with dangerous driving.