Home wrecker . . . a motorist took off soon after crashing into this Sapphire house, residents say. Photo: BRUCE THOMAS
Home wrecker . . . a motorist took off soon after crashing into this Sapphire house, residents say. Photo: BRUCE THOMAS

Sapphire house target of hit and run



THANKFULLY, no one was home when a car smashed into a Sapphire house and caused extensive damage this week.

The driver and the vehicle are yet to be identified.

The elderly owners of the three-bedroom house have been in Sydney for the past two weeks and while they aren't expected to return until today, a neighbour has already alerted them to the dreadful mess which awaits.

Crystal Drive residents had their peace and quiet shattered with a loud bang at 10.50pm on Tuesday.

One woman, who didn't want to be named, said she initially thought there'd been an accident on the highway.

She looked out her window and saw a sedan, possibly grey, reverse from a driveway and onto a grass verge.

"A man got out, walked around and had a look at the car, and just drove off down Crystal Drive," she said.

It wasn't until the next morning when neighbours discovered damage to the front of the house.

A garage wall, housing the couple's vehicle, and a pillar were obliterated.

"He couldn't have swerved to avoid an animal. There's no skidmarks in sight and there was no squealing brakes," the woman said.

"He didn't even check the house to see if anyone had been hurt."

Builders have since undertaken emergency repairs and secured the property ahead of the owners' return. Residents have reported the incident to police. Inquiries continue.



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