Car crashes into brick wall in Innaloo
Adam Metcalf. Picture: The West Australian/Ian Munro

UPDATE: Two men were lucky to escape serious injury when a car crashed through a wall in Innaloo last night.

Martial arts instructor Adam Metcalf, 46, was sitting out of the front of his Karrinyup Road home about 7.45pm when a 21-year-old woman allegedly lost control of her car.

It appears the woman was trying to turn right on to Karrinyup Road from North Beach Road.

Her Holden Commodore left the bitumen and smashed through a brick wall, stopping just metres from Mr Metcalf and his friend Nathan Frost, 34.

"We were just sitting there, having a few quiet drinks," Mr Metcalf said.

"We heard the screech of the tyres as it came around the corner, a loud thump as it hit the curb, and then it just ploughed straight through the brick wall.

"It's weird, we were actually going to move over to that side a little bit, so we're really glad we chose not to."

Picture: Facebook/Adam Metcalfe

The impact destroyed the brick wall and damaged the front of the house.

No one was injured, but Mr Metcalf said the driver of the Commodore was shaken by the crash.

He offered her a seat and a drink of water before police arrived.

A short time later, he posted a photo on Instagram with the caption "4ft from death".

Picture: Instagram/@jitzguy

"It actually wasn't that surprising because this is a really bad corner," he said.

"In the last three years, we've had two cars cleaned up out the front, so it was bound to happen sooner or later."

Mr Frost, who is also a martial arts instructor, said it was a "surreal" experience.

"It happens really fast and it didn't really twig until later on how close it was," he said.

"I don't think Adam's going to invite me around again, I'm bad luck."

Picture: The West Australian/Ian Munro

The 21-year-old driver of the Commodore will be charged by summons for careless driving.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Picture: The West Australian/Ian Munro

The West Australian

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