POLICE have charged a 17-year-old P-plater after a car crashed through the brick fence of a Heathridge property last night.
George Forster-Jones and his wife, who were inside the Littorina Avenue house at the time, were fortunate not to have been injured when the early model Holden Commodore sedan smashed through the fence and came to rest against the front wall.
“We’ve got a study where it impacted, it went thought the fence and into the study and my wife was in the study,” Mr Forster-Jones said.
“She ran out of the office.”
Mr Forster-Jones said they had heard a car coming down the road just before 10.30pm, before the sickening sounds of skidding and the bang of impact.
He said the front boundary wall of the house was extensively damaged and would have to be knocked down.
“It was only when I got outside I knew it had hit the house,” he said.
“Thankfully no one was injured – I thought they were going to be injured but when we came outside two people were running.”
Police alleged the driver and a passenger of the vehicle ran from the scene.
The alleged driver was later spoken to by police and charged with careless driving and failing to report a crash.
The car sustained major front-end damage in the crash and had to be towed away.