Residents reported hearing a “horrendous bang” and it is believed one of the cars was written off.
The 66-year-old presenter, best known for his colourful bow ties and booming enthusiasm on the popular BBC show Bargain Hunt, had the prang on Wednesday in Harwich, Essex, at about 6.30pm.
Nobody was believed to have been hurt in the collision.
George Collins, who lives nearby, said: “I was in my house and I heard a horrendous loud bang.
“When I opened my front door my neighbours were outside looking at their car, which was hit.
“He was still in his car at that point. A man who was driving behind him said he was only doing about 5mph.
“But he didn’t stop straightaway, he continued to travel down the street hitting cars.”
Mr Wonnacott had been in the town to visit local auctioneers and valuers TimeLine Auctions.
Head of antiquities Brett Hammond said: “There was a car coming in the other direction. He pulled over too far to the left and damaged some cars.
“No one was hurt and he will make sure it is all sorted in terms of the other cars.”
Mr Wonnacott presented Bargain Hunt for 12 years. He left in 2015 by mutual agreement amid allegations that he had bullied production staff.
Among his other TV work, the former Sotheby’s director narrates the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
His agent declined to comment on the accident
Published at Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:01:00 +0000