WAGGA police are seeking community help to find a dodgy driver after the hire car he was driving tore through the city’s centre on Tuesday.
The white four-wheel-drive ute – a Toyota HiLux - turned into Bolton Street in Central Wagga at high speed, narrowly missing oncoming traffic.
When the driver swerved to avoid cars on the road they hit a parked Toyota Camry – effectively writing the car off.
The Hilux went on, mounting the gutter, barely missing a pedestrian before bulldozing the brick wall fence of a home owned by the housing department.
Most of the brick fence had been destroyed in the crash.
The driver, believed to be unlicensed, ran from the scene. Fortunately no one was injured in the crash.
The owner of the parked car, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was lucky she had not been in the car.
“It’s a big hit to the finances, but I’m thankful no one was injured,” she said.
It’s believed the car was a rental vehicle and it has since been impounded by police, who are seeking the driver so they can complete an investigation.
“We’re looking to identify the driver,” Inspector Steve Radford said.
Inspector Radford said the police were looking for someone described as skinny, wearing a white hooded jumper with possible facial tattoos.
Inspector Radford said the accident happened at 1.55pm.
He appealed for anyone with information to contact police.
Information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.