This Trentham fence is now firewood thanks to an early morning crash. Photo / Supplied
A fence is now intended for the wooden box after an alleged boy runner incident ended with a vehicle leaving a path of destruction – and pieces of itself – on the outskirts of Upper Hutt early this morning .
The family of Johanne Greally, wife of Wallaceville, own the Islington St block, Trentham, the apartments where the fence – which separates the apartments from the Trentham Masonic Center and the neighboring parking lot – was destroyed.
The driver of the involved vehicle did not stop following the crash, said Greally, who posted photos of the aftermath on his local Facebook page seeking information.
The occupants of the apartments, including her daughter-in-law, were thankfully not injured in the incident around 2 a.m., with none of the buildings being hit, Greally said.
But they all had a “huge fright”.
“It was a huge bang. They all woke up and walked out… the fence is just gone, it’s in little pieces.”
She understood that the vehicle involved was doing “wheelies” in the central parking lot before the accident.
Her daughter-in-law saw a vehicle leave, but could not distinguish any identifying details.
But they all had a pretty good idea of its color and brand – among the debris left behind are several car parts, including red panels and the Honda emblem, Greally said.
“It’s pretty obvious it’s a red Honda. Goodness knows how they got to get away with some pieces missing.”
The family is insured and they plan to report the incident to police – once she clears her 8-year-old grandchild’s birthday party, Greally said.
“I hope to bring in the police later today.”
A message was also left at the Masonic Center.
The destroyed fence, meanwhile, was intended for the chimney, Greally said.
“It will make a very good kindling.”
As for the actions of the Honda driver, destroying the fence and then fleeing the scene, the mother of five and the grandmother of 12 were bewildered.
“I have a lot of children, I have seen it all. Nothing shocks me.”
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This notice was published: 2021-05-01 00:21:26