CFA crews respond to a runaway car that crashed through a property

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A gaping hole was left in a property when a car crashed through through the walls.


CFA crews from Hastings Fire Brigade responded to a runaway car over the weekend, after it crashed through a house leaving a gaping hole in the wall. 

Working together with Bittern Fire Brigade, Langwarrin Fire Brigade, Hastings SES, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria, crews were able to isolate the power to the house before approaching the vehicle once it was deemed safe to do so as the ignition to the car was still turned on.  

Captain of Hastings Fire Brigade, Craig Densley said, “When we arrived, Police were already on scene and the driver was attempting to get out of the vehicle, with an off-duty nurse assisting police and trying to assess the driver for injuries.” 

 “It was fortunate that the house was fitted with an electrical safety switch that tripped the power as multiple walls of the house were impacted, and the result could have been worse.” 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, however the driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode leading up to the collision. 


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Submitted by Eddie Seah