Rude awak­en­ing in the dead of the night

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thing had hit the roof un­til he looked out the win­dow and dis­cov­ered the car un­der­neath them.

“I thought some­one might be trapped in­side so I phoned the emer­gency ser­vices.”

The cou­ple’s two-year-old son was asleep in an­other bed­room and wasn’t wo­ken by the crash.

Mr Kelly says there was no sound of a speed­ing car be­fore it hit.

“That’s the eerie thing, there was no screech­ing of brakes, wheels, en­gines or any­thing.”

The car also ripped the side off the Kellys’ fam­ily car which was parked in the drive­way.

Mr Kelly says the car is “to­talled” but his com­pany van, parked fur­ther up the drive, es­caped un­scathed.

“It missed it by mil­lime­tres.”

In­sur­ance as­ses­sors were at the scene on Mon­day morn­ing work­ing out how to re­move the car without the bed­room col­laps­ing.

De­spite the ex­ten­sive dam­age to their prop­erty, the fam­ily are grate­ful the out­come wasn’t worse.

“At least we were able to wake up. It could have been a lot worse.”

Sergeant Gene Smith says the car had been stolen ear­lier from Grey Lynn.

Po­lice have ar­rested two youths aged 16 and 17 and are still looking for the orig­i­nal driver.

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