Car airborne before house crash
The aftermath of the Banksia Grove crash. Pictures: Megan Powell/The West Australian

Police are hunting for two people who fled after the car they were in smashed into the front garden of a home in Banksia Grove yesterday.

The car became airborne and rolled across the top of a vehicle parked car in the driveway and crashed into the garage.

Tyre marks are visible on the front lawn of the property this morning and a brick letterbox, trees, a fence and a garage door have been destroyed.

A red Toyota Corolla has extensive damage to one side.

Neighbour Emma Anderton alerted emergency services after seeing the aftermath of the dramatic crash yesterday.

"We were just inside and we heard screeching and a really loud crash. We went outside and saw a Commodore sitting on top of another car and a wheelie bin and two guys sitting on the ground in a bit of a daze," she said.

Ms Anderton said a man who lives at the property had tried to hold one of the men down but both fled before St John Ambulance and police arrived.

One of many onlookers took this picture of the crash scene.

She said one of the men appeared "quite dazed" and was likely to have been injured in the crash.

Ms Anderton said hooning and speeding was common in the area and was a cause for concern among her neighbours whose children played on the street.

Neighbour Emma Anderton raised the alarm.

A neighbour next door to the damaged property is understood to have a young child who was in the front room of the home at the time of the crash.

"Every time I get home after work there are kids riding their bikes down the street and playing out. It's quite scary having something like this happen on our street," Ms Anderton said.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said hundreds of people gathered to see the crash scene.

She said the impact of the crash caused her house to shake.

"It felt like what I imagine an earthquake would feel like, the house was shaking and we thought (the car) was going to come through our house," she said.

The woman said her newborn baby sleeps in a front bedroom of her home, metres from where the car became airborne.

Five minutes later, her father would likely have been parked in the same spot where the car crashed.

"It was just unbelievable that everyone was alright," she said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Police on 131444.

The West Australian

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