Car crashes into home

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

AN el­derly River­vale woman was lucky to es­cape in­jury af­ter a car ploughed into her home last Tues­day night.

The blue Holden sedan re­fused to stop for Bel­mont Po­lice of­fi­cers at 10.09pm on Tues­day on Great East­ern High­way in River­vale.

The male driver sped off when po­lice turned on their emer­gency lights.

The man led po­lice on a short chase through River­vale but po­lice lost sight of the ve­hi­cle.

Shortly af­ter, the car crashed into a house on Barry Street, caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age.

A 70-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, was in­side the house and only knew the car had hit her home when she stepped out­side.

“I heard the screech of the brakes, an almighty bang and then glass splin­ter­ing,” she said.

“I ac­tu­ally thought there had been a crash on the cor­ner… I didn’t feel the house shud­der at all.”

“Then I opened the door and went ‘oh, there’s a car there’.”

The two oc­cu­pants of the car fled the scene on foot and are yet to be lo­cated.

“They must have been very quick-footed be­cause it must have only been a minute un­til I stepped out­side to see their car,” the woman said.

In­sur­ance will cover the re­pairs to her home.

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent is asked to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or re­port the in­for­ma­tion on­line at www.crimestop­per­swa.

The dam­age to the house, in­side and out.

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