Couple’s lucky escape
A Heathridge couple are thankful no one was injured when a car ploughed through their front wall on Tuesday night.
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.
Damage to the Littorina Avenue property. Inset: The Holden Commodore smashed through the fence and into the house.