Police arrest driver after car hits house

A house has been damaged and a brick fence destroyed after being hit by hatchback at West Ryde this morning.

A Toyota Yaris was being driven south along Darvall Road about 2:45am (Monday 1 March 2020), when the driver has lost control and continued across the intersection with Victoria Road and hit a brick fence and house.

The force of the impact destroyed the fence and caused significant damage to the front wall of the property.

Emergency services were called to the scene; however, officers from Ryde Police Area Command were told the driver had allegedly walked away.

When police attempted to approach the driver of the vehicle on Darvall Road, he allegedly left the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Police began patrolling the vicinity searching for the vehicle, while negotiating with the driver by mobile phone to return to the scene.

A short time later, the Ryde Duty Officer was en route back to the station when he saw two men in a car on Darvall Street.

He attempted to speak with a 20-year-old man but will allege the man ran from the scene; the inspector chased the man and arrested him a short time later.

The man, from Eastwood, was taken to Ryde Hospital about 3.45am for treatment for a suspected shoulder injury and mandatory testing.

Police are now awaiting the outcome those tests.

A couple living in the home were not injured.

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.

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