Appeal after car crashes into house at Maitland

Two men have been hospitalised after a car crash into a home in the Hunter region today.

About 3pm (Sunday 1 May 2022), a Toyota Landcruiser was travelling north on High Street, in the Maitland suburb of Largs, when it left the roadway and hit the front of a home at the intersection of Morpeth Street.

The home sustained structural damage and the occupant, an 84-year-old man, who had been asleep in a front bedroom was injured.

Officers from Port-Stephens Hunter Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The driver, a 69-year-old man was revived and both he and the 84-year-old man were taken to John Hunter Hospital where they remain in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established, and the Toyota has been seized for forensic examination.

Initial inquiries suggest the driver have suffered a medical episode prior to the collision.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have dash cam vision to contact Maitland Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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