Accident was the fourth time Banora property was hit
THE BANORA Point couple who were left shaken after a car slammed into their home last week have revealed that was the fourth time they've been hit.
About 8.30am on Wednesday, Brenda Astill was reading her newspaper when she heard a car hit a power box, palm tree and her parked car, before ramming through her garage door.
She said this was the fourth time a vehicle had crashed on the Woodlands Dr property, but the first time one had hit her home.
"It was freakish," Ms Astill said.
"I could hear it coming. So could the neighbours.
"I could hear rev, rev, rev, then bang, bang bang.
"Next thing, I looked and there was a car in my garage."
Ms Astill and husband Gary, who was not home at the time of the incident, said traffic incidents were too common on their street.
"The speed bumps mean nothing," Ms Astill said.
Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Darren Steel said the 50-year-old male driver, from Banora Point, and his 90-year-old passenger, were both taken to Tweed Hospital for observation but sustained no major injuries.
Insp Steel said the driver appeared to have suffered from a medical condition before the car veered off the road, and travelled along the footpath for 30m.
He said there was extensive damage to both cars and moderate damage to the home.
Tweed District Rescue Squad spokesman Jamie Stoddart said volunteers took a frightened dog, which was in the crashed vehicle, to the nearby Greenway Dr Veterinary Clinic to be checked over.
Later that afternoon, vet nurse Heidi Sparavec said the mini foxy, named Buttons, was suffering shock but was doing well.