Motorist smashes into garage door then drives off
Cheryl Hislop, who has been staying at her sister in-law's home for the past 18 months, inspects the damage. Picture: Claire Tyrell

Two Beeliar residents were left outraged when a car drove off this morning after smashing into their garage door.

Between 6.30 and 7.00 this morning a car lost control around the corner of Donna Hilsop's rental home, where she was inside with her teenage daughter Isobel and sister-in-law Cheryl.

Donna called the act cowardly and said she couldn't believe the motorist simply drove off.

Cheryl said the accident could have been worse if the car had hit the house.

"It hit the timber wall and the brick wall and the brick wall has hit the garage and pushed the things behind it," she said.

"I would like them to come forward and some responsibility."

Donna and her husband moved into the Beeliar rental home from Tasmania about nine months ago, and had their belongings - including artwork - stored in boxes in the garage.

"A lot of those boxes have out pictures in them. Hopefully the rest are just packing boxes," Donna said.

Cheryl was asleep in a front room this morning when she heard the car.

"I was half asleep and I heard a thud and the sound of a car with a flat tyre, but I presumed it was on the other side of the road," she said.

It was not until 7.30am when the pair noticed a car had driven through their garage.

"I left to go to work and I noticed the front of the garage (pushed in) and then I noticed the brick wall had gone through, so I called police," Donna said.

Neighbours Vic and Val Martin offered to show their CCTV footage to the Hilsops to help determine who careened through their garage.

A screen shot of two cars was captured just before 7am, but Vic said it was difficult to identify the vehicles from the footage.

Police are looking for the vehicle and the driver.

The West Australian

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