A trail of de­struc­tion

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

A man es­caped ma­jor in­jury when he lost con­trol of his car and ploughed through four neigh­bour­ing front gar­dens in War­spite Ave last week.

The crash hap­pened about 8.30pm on Au­gust 17.

The 38-year-old driver was taken away from the scene by am­bu­lance staff, but suf­fered only mi­nor in­juries, Porirua con- sta­ble Kathryn Groube said.

She said al­co­hol was not a fac­tor in the crash, which was still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Fa­tigue or a med­i­cal episode could have caused the crash, she said.

There were no pas­sen­gers in the car.

Res­i­dent John Lu­cas says he heard a crash from his lounge and found that the car had dam­aged fences and trees which sep­a­rated his neigh­bours’ homes.

The car stopped its trail of de­struc­tion af­ter reach­ing nearby Beauzami Cres.

Mr Lu­cas’ house was the only one dam­aged in the in­ci­dent. His lounge wall was de­stroyed on the out­side, and an in­te­rior wall was pushed into the room.

It was lucky that a power main in the wall was not af­fected by the crash, Mr Lu­cas said.

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Crash course: John Lu­cas shows the dam­age to his War­spite Ave home af­ter a car ploughed through his and three neigh­bour­ing front gar­dens last week.

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