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Mum s terror as cars crash home
Toni Brimage shows the damage to her Jandakot home after two cars crashed into her house. Picture: Michael Wilson/The West Australian

A distraught mother has pleaded for her council to do something after two cars, believed to be drag-racing, ploughed through the back of her Jandakot home on Monday night.

Toni Brimage had been making friendship bracelets with her six-year-old daughter, Scarlett, in the family room about 10pm when the girl asked to go to bed.

Half an hour later, the two were woken by two loud bangs as a yellow Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, driven by a 28-year-old Gosnells man, crashed through their thatched back fence and retaining wall and became airborne before smashing through the corner of the room. It came to a stop in neighbour Phyllis McHutchison's yard.

A silver Nissan Skyline, driven by a 21-year-old Langford man and understood to have been travelling alongside the Mitsubishi on Lakes Way, which backs on to the Brimages' Glen Iris Drive property, crashed into a tree at the back.

Police are investigating whether the two cars had been racing along the popular rat run.

"There has to be something done immediately," the mother of two said, calling for the City of Cockburn to act. "There's no more dragging your feet, there's no more waiting for something else to happen."

About eight years ago, a car smashed through the back fence and Mrs McHutchison thinks another car landed in her pool before she lived there.

"I've been on the phone to the council, I've told them since we moved in, there has been three motorbikes in the sand and a security car because of the speed on that bend," Mrs McHutchison said.

The city director of engineering and works Michael Littleton said the incident would be considered in determining if traffic calming devices should be installed.

The West Australian

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