Cou­ple’s lucky es­cape

A Heathridge cou­ple are thank­ful no one was in­jured when a car ploughed through their front wall on Tues­day night.

Joondalup Weekender - - Front Page - Blair Jack­son

PO­LICE have charged a 17-year-old P-plater af­ter a car crashed through the brick fence of a Heathridge prop­erty on Tues­day night.

Ge­orge Forster-Jones and his wife, who were in­side the Lit­to­rina Av­enue house at the time, were for­tu­nate not to have been in­jured when the early model Holden Com­modore sedan smashed through the fence and came to rest against the front wall.

“We’ve got a study where it im­pacted; it went through the fence and into the study, and my wife was in the study,” Mr ForsterJones said. “She ran out of the of­fice.” Mr Forster-Jones said they had heard a car com­ing down the road just be­fore 10.30pm, be­fore the sick­en­ing sounds of skid­ding and the bang of im­pact.

He said the front bound­ary wall of the house was ex­ten­sively dam­aged and would have to be knocked down.

“It was only when I got out­side I knew it had hit the house,” he said.

“Thank­fully no one was in­jured; I thought they were go­ing to be in­jured but when we came out­side, two peo­ple were run­ning.”

Po­lice al­lege the driver and a pas­sen­ger ran from the scene.

The al­leged driver was later spo­ken to by po­lice and charged with care­less driv­ing and fail­ing to re­port a crash.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Dam­age to the Lit­to­rina Av­enue prop­erty. Inset: The Holden Com­modore smashed through the fence and into the house.

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