Chirnside joyride ends in front yard


By Taylah Eastwell

A man had to be cut from his crushed vehicle after losing control in Chirnside Park on Wednesday night.

The vehicle is alleged to have hit two cars at speed before coming to a rest in the front yard of an Edward Road home.

Lilydale SES unit controller Shaun Caulfield said his unit received the call out around 9pm on 28 April.

“When we arrived it was evident that, judging by the spread of debris, that the vehicle may have been travelling at significant speed before it crashed,” Mr Caulfield said.

“One male was trapped inside the vehicle. We used hydraulic rescue equipment to free him before he was taken to hospital,” he said.

Mr Caulfield said debris from the wreck spread over 150 metres, with the driver also hitting some bins and a parked car before coming to a rest.

A scrape on a nearby power pole also indicates the driver has narrowly missed the pole.

“It’s very lucky, if he had of hit that power pole we would be having a chat about the impacts of road trauma instead,” Mr Caulfield said.

Police are investigating whether speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.