Rescue teams from Northshore SES sprang into action last week after a car ploughed into a Balga home, causing extensive structural damage to the front of the property. The damage was so bad that witnesses were concerned that the home could collapse.
The car was stolen during a burglary in a nearby suburb, and was travelling along Walderton Avenue when the driver lost control and hit a van parked on the grass verge. It then crashed into a house and came to rest in the garage. The driver fled the scene.
Northshore SES Local Manager Nick Elliott said “The crash caused extensive damage to the front of the house. The initial priority for SES crews was to stabilise the building, after which a full assessment of damage was made”.
“All unstable structure, particularly that around the front door area, was then removed, with the garage roof and the remainder of the structure being propped to provide sufficient bracing and support until proper repairs can be made by the home owner”.
Police have confirmed that the crashed white Commodore had been stolen during a burglary in Duncraig earlier in the day.