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Taxi driver charged after ploughing into Tuart Hill home

A taxi driver has been charged after a runaway cab crashed into a family’s home in Perth’s northern suburbs.

In the early hours of Friday morning, a 13cabs taxi driver lost control of his vehicle, smashed through a brick fence and into the front bedroom of a home on Wanneroo Road in Tuart Hill.

The couple, living at the property, had put their two children to bed just hours earlier.

Neighbours heard the chaos and rushed to grab the 23-year-old taxi driver from underneath his airbag.

“This guy was unconscious inside,” a witness told 7NEWS.

Photos of the aftermath reveal the black taxi dropped about one metre into the garden before continuing on and ramming through brick pillars and into the bedroom.

The window of the bedroom was completely smashed with glass strewn all over the floor and bed.

The father at the home, in his 40s, was asleep in the room when the incident happened.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene and treated the man in the bedroom for his injuries — deep wounds in his legs.

Police say the driver of the taxi was the only occupant of the vehicle.

A 13cabs taxi smashed through the front home in Tuart Hill on Friday morning, injuring a man inside.
Camera IconA 13cabs taxi smashed through the front home in Tuart Hill on Friday morning, injuring a man inside. Credit: News at Night

It was one of a number of crashes keeping emergency services crews busy overnight.

Just 10 minutes earlier, at 12.12am, police were called to a crash in Bicton where it is believed a 19-year-old crashed a car into several other cars and a brick wall.

Police say the teenager was driving a Holden Captiva when he smashed into two parked cars and a brick wall along Preston Point Road.

Paramedics and firefighters attended, with the driver of the Holden taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The extent of his injuries are not yet known.

The taxi driver was charged with one count of carleess driving.

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