Rude awakening in the dead of the night
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.