Car vs House: Two escape serious injury as car hits house in Gosnells

16 Nov

I am collecting these stories to get a feel for just how often the media reports on a car vs house story in Perth. For other car vs house stories, just check out the car vs house category. The last one I posted to my blog also occurred in Gosnells. The information on this one is very sketchy – but there are no allegations of drink driving this time.

It is just a reminder of how dangerous operating a couple of tonnes of metal can be.

The original story is on Perthnow here.

A WOMAN had a lucky escape after the car she was driving crashed into a house on Corfield Street in Gosnells this afternoon.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said two people had been taken to Royal Perth Hospital, including a 61-year-old woman who was driving the car.

Ten News reports that it took 12 firefighters more than 30 minutes to cut the woman from the wreckage after she became trapped but her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

It is believed that the woman failed to stop at an intersection and was lucky not to hit oncoming traffic as she travelled at speed across four lanes.

A man who was sitting outside at the front of the house was lucky to escape serious injury, only suffering a cut to his foot, while his dog was also injured.


Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Car vs House: Two escape serious injury as car hits house in Gosnells

  1. ihatetoast

    November 17, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    This is why I hate the Every K Over’s a Killer. It’s not the speed. It’s the machine. You can kill or maim with a vehicle at any speed.

    I live by a curvy (winding, not vavoom vavoom) street that is an impromptu racetrack. I’m waiting for the big bang.

    • perthcyclist

      November 18, 2011 at 2:22 am

      my favorite comment on the article said something like ‘this happens so much in Perth it seems that the houses are to blame’… I think most of these are drunk drivers or stolen cars or both, but this lady could have even had a medical issue, who knows!


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