Police search for driver after car crashes into house


Police are searching for a driver after a car crashed into a house in Raymond Terrace last night.

At about 8.45pm (Friday 12 February), a silver Nissan Maxima sedan left the road and crashed through a brick front fence, before hitting the house on Alma Street, Raymond Terrace.

Both the driver and front seat passenger of the vehicle ran from the scene prior to the arrival of police.

A couple who were inside at the time of the crash were not injured, however, the home was significantly damaged.

NSW Fire and Rescue attended to assess the house and an exclusion zone was established.

As inquiries continue, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are appealing to the public for information to identify the driver.

In particular, police would like to hear from anyone who might have dash cam footage of the incident or who might have been driving around Raymond Terrace at the time, to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.