Baywater council help homeowners after City truck crashes into house.

Audrey Hughes, whose home was damaged when a roadsweeper crashed into it. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d443777
Audrey Hughes, whose home was damaged when a roadsweeper crashed into it. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d443777

THE City of Bayswater is helping the homeowners of the Maylands house damaged on September 10 after a local government truck crashed into it.

The truck driver had a medical episode before crashing into the two-storey home on Tourer Court at about 1.30pm, causing significant damage.

Mayor Sylvan Albert said the City was working with its insurers and all parties involved to see the matter settled as swiftly as possible.

It has arranged for additional patrols by its security services, a spokeswoman said.

Cr Albert said the repairs would need building approval from the City and that, given the unfortunate situation, the City would progress the building application as a priority.

He said it was not known whether the house was liveable and was being assessed by the structural engineer.

“The City’s highest priority is facilitating settlement of this matter and a return to normal life for the residents,” Cr Albert said.

The driver was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition and later released.

DFES officers feared the truck was supporting the house, which suffered structural damage but removed it on September 14.

The spokeswoman said the driver was a highly regarded staff member who had worked for the City since 1989 and was very experienced.

“In fact, he did a refresher training on the operation of this vehicle last month,” she said.

He was brought to hospital in a stable condition and later released to recover at home.