Car crashes into house during driving lesson in Auckland
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A car has crashed into a house in East Auckland this afternoon. The incident took place during a driving lesson, a witness who went to help says.
Police, ambulance and fire crews are at the scene outside a property on Barbarich Drive, in Stonefields, Mt Wellington.
A resident on the street, Greg Wiggins, told the Herald he heard a loud noise and rushed outside to investigate.
"I put my head around and saw a car had gone through the hedge and into the living room.''
Wiggins ran over to check if everyone was okay.
"I pulled back the curtain - the Holland blinds - and there was the car, sitting in the living room. The front bumper had gone through the opposite wall.
Wiggins said a man was leaning on the car inside the living room by the time he arrived.
An older woman was at the wheel of the car.
Wiggins said the man spoke limited English, but identified himself as a driving instructor.
"He was teaching her how to drive. Yeah, back to the depot it is.''
Wiggins said emergency services arrived quickly at the scene and they established no one was physically hurt.
However, the woman appeared shaken by the incident and was seen inside an ambulance a short time later.
It is understood the owners of the house were not there at the time.
A Fire and Emergency spokeswoman confirmed they had been called to the area after reports that a car had gone through a house.
No one was injured and the house itself is thought to be stable, the spokeswoman said.
- NZ Herald