A sleeping Noble Park couple woke to the sound of a car crashing into their home.
Noble Park Fire Brigade captain Terence Sandford said the vehicle left Kelvinside Road just before 2am on Saturday 14 October.
His crew was called to a gas leak at the scene.
“We pulled up and there was a car through a fence into a house,” he said.
“It had hit a gas meter out the front of the house. Gas was leaking out of the damaged meter.
“We isolated the gas and called for the gas company to attend.”
Capt Sandford and his Noble Park, Dandenong and Springvale colleagues also shut off water and electricity to the home.
“When the car had entered the house, it had entered where the kitchen was,” he said.
“The dishwasher was on the other side of the room. The sink was across the other side as well, so there was some water leaking.”
The brigades also called out the service providers to assist.
“We made the scene safe. We isolated the battery to the car so that wouldn’t cause any sparks,” he said.
Capt Sandford called for a Greater Dandenong Council building surveyor to make sure the structure was sound.
Following that visit, he enlisted the help of the SES to pop up walls and cover the crash hole with a tarp.
“We were on-scene nearly three hours,” he said.
He said the husband and wife who were asleep inside were not injured, and the driver had fled the scene.
“The force, it threw bricks up onto the roof of the house, and through a garden fence,” he said.
“It’s lucky they weren’t standing in the kitchen.”

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