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Car ploughs into Wembley office
Car ploughs into Wembley office

A young man allegedly tried to run away from police after crashing his mother’s 4WD into a Wembley office building this morning.

The Ford Explorer smashed through the front of the O.T West building at the corner of Joseph and Cambridge streets about 4.30am.

O.T West principal occupational therapist Sharon Cannell said she understood police did a u-turn when the Explorer sped past them heading east on Cambridge Street.

The young male driver crashed into the office building then tried to flee the scene but was arrested by police a short time later.

She told thewest.com.au her offices had been completely wrecked.

“If I had been there, I would have been killed. My desk is right at the window,” she said.
“Everything in the office - furniture, shelves, my table - everything’s been damaged.

“It’s a bit of an inconvenience but the main thing is nobody’s hurt.”

The driver remains in custody while police wait to speak to his mother.

SES volunteers are at the scene trying to make the building safe.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00

SES volunteers secure the Wembley building this morning. Pictures: Ian Munro/The West Australian