TWO women were left ‘trembling with fear’ after a car smashed through a wall of their house.
Andrea Howarth and her mum Krystyna, were woken by a ‘loud bang’ on Thursday night.
Police said a black Vauxhall Corsa burst through their hallway on Lancaster Street, Blackburn.
Andrea, 32, a legal secretary, rushed in a panic and was met by a gaping hole at the bottom of her stairs.
Dozens of broken bricks were scattered across the hallway, leaving the front room and front door inaccessible.
Police said the car left its front bumper and licence plate on the roadside before driving away. Officers said they don’t know what caused the crash and were still trying to find the driver who ran.
Andrea said: “I heard a really loud bang and shot up from my bed. The house was shaking, I couldn’t work out what was going on.
“I rushed downstairs and saw the large hole in my wall. I was trembling with fear and I was very shook up I didn’t know what to do, there was bricks and rubble everywhere. I went outside and saw the front of the car in pieces all over the road.
“I’m really annoyed because we’ve done nothing to deserve this and it’s going to take time and money to clear up.
“It’s scary to think about the ‘what ifs’, but my mother was in the back room and she could have easily been walking through the hallway.
“The driver had no idea that they were crashing into a hallway, there could have been a sofa behind that wall, and the driver still left the scene.”
A Blackburn with Darwen Council spokesman said the house has been checked and the hole will be boarded while the repairs are carried out.
Krystyna, 64, said: “I opened the living room door, that leads into the hallway and saw destruction everywhere.
“At one point, two people put their heads through the wall and started making noises at us, it was quite frightening.”
A Lancaster Street resident said: “I thought someone had crashed into my neighbour’s car and rushed out to see what had happened.
“It’s really bad that the driver didn’t stop, we don’t know if they’re injured and they don’t know what happened to the people in the house.”
Andrea said: “There’s been a real problem with erratic driving in the area recently, one of the shops up the road was hit last month.
“I’m going to try and get speed bumps put down the road, something needs to be done about the driving.”
A police spokesman said: “The fact the registration plate was left behind will help speed up the process for catching who did this.”