Woman arrested after car found on roof

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Woman arrested after car found on roof

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car was found on its roof in the middle of a 30mph street in Cardiff.

Shocked locals converged on the car on Cathedral Road after hearing a loud noise at around 11.30am on Saturday.

Police confirmed the car had flipped onto its roof after hitting two parked cars.

One witness, who wished to remain anonymous, recounted events to Wales Online: "There was an almighty crash.

"She crashed into a car, just hitting that silver one [a Seat Ibiza] and it immediately rolled.

"As it hit, it hit another car."

Other residents took to Twitter to share the news. Martyn Kelly posted the above picture and commented: "Massive crash noise and a car just flipped in Pontcanna."

Victoria Newman tweeted: "Intrigued to know how car flipped on roof on Cathedral Road when it's 30mph limit and mostly straight road."

The accident has led to renewed calls from local residents for action on the increasing volumes of traffic using the road.

71-year-old Barry Gout said: "They have got to look at the heavy traffic that goes up and down this road because it's getting ridiculous."

He added: "The poor girl is lucky to be alive; they want to look at Cathedral Road and pay attention to the amount of traffic that goes up and down here."

Cathedral road remained partially closed following the incident while police recovered the flipped car – a white Vauxhall Astra.

Its driver, a 22-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later arrested. No one else was injured.