Right Royal risky road to live on

CIARA PRATT
Last updated 05:00 12/12/2013
Crash in Massey

NEAR MISS: A car ploughs through the fence of a Massey property on Tuesday night.

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A Massey resident is calling for safety measures to be put in place after a car crashed through his fence, narrowly missing his home on Tuesday night.

The vehicle had turned a corner on Royal Rd when it crashed through the fence hitting a parked car and stopping to rest against a tree just before 6pm.

Jake and Sally Williams have lived in the Royal Rd house for four years and say in that time three cars have left the road narrowly missing their rented house.

"I was sitting on the balcony talking to a friend and I just heard this smash and saw the tree falling down. I thought ‘no, not again'.

"We've had two cars come through our fence within four months."

The car that left the road ploughed through the fence into the Williams' parked car and then stopped at the tree.

The Williams' car was badly dented and the couple say they only have third-party insurance.

Mr Williams says barriers need to be installed.

"I'm feeling a bit nervous, our grandkids normally play out the front of the house but now they stay inside. People are often out walking at that time as well.

"Drivers need to slow down."

Henderson Senior Sergeant Matt Broderick says the cause of the crash is being investigated and believes alcohol is not a factor.

Mr Broderick says the occupants of the vehicle suffered only minor injuries. Inquiries are continuing and further police action is being considered.

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