Resident furious after hoon smashes into fence, then runs

A NORVILLE man whose fence was mown down by an out-of-control car says he is sick and tired of hoons using his street as a playground.

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Ted Kelly, who lives on the corner of Maynard Rd and Fitzgerald St, said he and his neighbours were fed up with the behaviour.

"About 12.30am on Saturday some hoon came tearing down the roundabout too fast," Mr Kelly said.

"He lost it sideways and went straight through the fence.

"It sounded like a bloody gun going off. All the neighbours came out."

Unfortunately Mr Kelly said it was not the first time people had lost control at the roundabout.

"I've lived here four years and we've seen quite a few accidents here," he said.

"I think all of us here are fed up."

Since the driver took off after smashing the Colorbond fence, Mr Kelly said he would be the one left with the repair bill.

"I haven't had a quote yet but I'll be liable for any excess," he said.

Bundaberg police Sergeant Mick Ward said police were still hunting for the driver of the dark-coloured car.

"The driver has not been found yet," Sgt Ward said.

In April, the government passed some of the country's toughest anti-hooning penalties.

"Hooning such as racing and driving recklessly in the suburbs is not only socially unacceptable, it is outright dangerous and places the lives of all road users at risk," Police Minister Jack Dempsey said at the time the laws were introduced.

"In the past we have even seen hoons lose control of their vehicles before ploughing into yards and houses injuring and, in some cases, taking the lives of innocent people."

 

Anyone with information about the incident on Saturday night is urged to phone Bundaberg police on 41539111 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.



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