Travel plans wrecked by crash
Jim and Denise Murkin survey the damage. Picture: Nic Ellis

A retired couple have put their travel plans on hold after a speeding car crashed through their front yard, damaging their new caravan.

Denise and Jim Murkin were at home in Quinns Rocks when they heard two loud bangs about 8.50am yesterday. They rushed out of their Weymouth Boulevard home to find a car crumpled up against their $60,000 caravan and the driver walking away.

Police said the male driver fled after speeding around a corner, hitting a wall and coming to a stop when the car hit the caravan. He was found and treated at Joondalup Hospital.

Mrs Murkin said hoons often sped around the bend near their home.

The couple had planned to travel round Australia once they had found someone to rent their home.

"This is our retirement dream and it is just heartbreaking because we have looked forward to the trip for the past couple of years," she said.

A passer-by told police the car flew into the air after hitting a wall.

In a separate incident, a driver may have been taken ill at the wheel of a car which crashed into an Innaloo home yesterday.

Tim Scotter said he pulled up next to the Holden Commodore to turn left from Morris Road on to Barnes Street and saw the driver having a seizure.

"He went straight through the intersection, nearly hit a car and went straight into the house," he said.

Police attended and the driver was taken away for treatment.

The West Australian

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