Stolen car flip 'sounded like a house was collapsing'
The hunt is on for a hit-run driver who flipped a stolen car in a smash at Canterbury.
The Mazda MX-7 sped into Warburton Road and veered into parked cars at around 5:20am.
It flipped into the air and came crashing down on its roof right outside the home of school-teacher, Kylie who ran outside with a torch and dialled triple zero.
It was an almighty crash. Sounded like a house was collapsing,” she said.
Stolen from a home at Hampton park on August 28, the Mazda suffered extensive damage in the smash, losing its front right wheel entirely.
It damaged three parked cars, sideswiping a BMW and shattering the front axel of a black Peugeot before becoming airborne.
Brendan, who owns that BMW, was surprised no-one was killed.
In the hours before the smash, a similar 4WD to the stolen Mazda was detected speeding at 75 kmp/h in a 40 zone along Burke Road.
Police attempted to follow the vehicle down Canterbury Road but lost sight of it as it turned into Spencer Road.
It is believed to be the same vehicle.
A small amount of the drug ice was found inside the wreckage of the stolen Mazda.
It is unclear how many people were inside the car at the time, but only the driver’s side door was open when residents arrived on scene.
The K-9 unit were called in to track down the driver who fled on foot to no avail.
Police are canvasing the area for CCTV.
Security cameras were tampered with at a building site nearby just ten minutes after the accident. An older model BMW was also stolen from a home less than a minute's drive from the crash scene this morning.
It is unclear if either incident is linked at this stage.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.