Hoons have resident hopping mad
Like a scene from 'Mad Max': Warrandyte Drive in Craigie. Supplied picture

A Craigie man is fed up with hoons speeding through built-up areas after this V8 Ford landed on top of his Holden Astra yesterday.

Trevor Bly, 32, said Warrandyte Drive resembled a scene from Mad Max after a P-plate driver sent his Ford GT-P soaring through the air.

The local artist was in his kitchen when he heard the familiar sound of a car accelerating around a nearby bend about 4pm

This time, however, the acceleration was followed by a loud crash.

“That corner is just notorious for local hoons, so you hear it every second day,” he said.

“I guess it’s just a nice spot for a high-performance car or someone in that state of mind to slide the car out of the bend.

“I thought they’d collided into something, but I didn’t think it was my vehicle. We’ve got some large rocks out the front so I thought they’d hit them.

“I came outside to see this massive, tangled, red wreck of a car had launched itself onto my little blue Astra. There was broken glass and motor parts everywhere.”

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CAR V HOUSE

Mr Bly said the young male driver hopped out of the car, smelling of alcohol and complaining of a broken ankle.

His passenger initially appeared to be unconscious.

“The driver was more banged up. He had cuts across his forehead and he couldn’t walk at all,” he said.

“I could smell the alcohol on his breath as I was assisting him. He admitted to drinking.

“I thought the passenger might have been killed. He wasn’t moving when I saw him but he got himself out in the end.”

He said it was the third time a car had crashed into his property.

He feared that sooner or later, Warrandyte Street residents would not be so lucky.

“I have a family with three daughters next door,” he said.

“The way the car launched into the air, I can only guess it would have gone straight into their backyard if my Astra wasn’t there.

“I don’t know if we need a small roundabout here or some more curbing, but we’ve got three families with kids across the road and they’re just as fearful as we are.

“There are places where people can drive like this in a controlled environment. Why do it in built-up areas?”

A 28-year-old Osborne Park man will be summonsed for careless driving.

The West Australian

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