Child in van minutes before crash

The scene following the crash. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The scene following the crash. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The young couple, who did not want to be named, said there was a child in the van parked on the verge minutes before the Commodore crashed on August 18.

�Our first reaction was that we hope no one was hurt,� they said. �Luckily there was no one in the van at the time.

�Our neighbour said it was only about 10 minutes before everyone got out of the van.�

The couple�s neighbour, a mother-of-three who did not want to be named, said she heard a bang as the car smashed into the van.

�I heard the car speeding and squealing before a big bang,� she said. �I�m really happy and relieved no one was heart but my sister-in-law�s van is a write-off.�

The couple, who have lived in the house for three years, said they were also worried their house would collapse when the car was removed from their garage.

�Thankfully the State Emergency Service was incredible and managed to remove the car and support the garage with a metal structure,� they said.

�It�s just a big inconvenience and is going to take weeks to fix, estimated to cost $20,000-$30,000.�

A police spokeswoman said the crash happened about 10.30am after the driver of the stolen white Holden Commodore drove along Walderton Avenue before losing control and hitting the van and garage of the house.

The spokeswoman said witnesses saw a man with dark skin wearing dark-coloured clothing leaving the scene in a dark-coloured car, believed to be a Holden Commodore.

The white Holden Commodore had been stolen during a burglary at a Hilton Place home in Duncraig earlier in the morning.