Police are looking for the driver of the Mercedes that crashed into the Mount Lawley home

A Perth man has avoided injury after a car sped through his living room, narrowly missing him at a game on Friday morning.

Thomas Trenaman was surprised by a “massive bang” at around 6.10am.

The sound was like a silver Mercedes sweeping away a wall, a large tree and a street sign before crashing into his home on Williams Street in Mount Lawley, a northern Perth suburb.

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“The tree came in with a tremendous bang and I ran out screaming,” he told 7NEWS.

“The tree sort of hit me in the face (it was very close).”

His recreation room is now a mess of rubble and glass and the cleanup and repairs will take some time.

WA Police Inspector Geoff DeSanges said the driver, who was believed to be wearing athletic attire, fled the scene before police could speak to her.

She has not yet been found and the investigation is ongoing.

The police are still looking for the driver. Credit: 7NEWS
Thomas Trenaman was playing video games when he was caught off guard by a “massive boom.” Credit: 7NEWS

DeSanges said police believe speed was a factor in the accident.

“We are very interested in speaking to this person,” he said.

“A car crashing into a house is a matter of great concern. People could have been seriously injured or even killed, so it is of the utmost importance for us to interview that person and find out what happened.”

It’s not the first time something like this has happened at the Mount Lawley estate.

Trenaman’s roommate Genevieve Mohacsy said her wall was only repaired three weeks ago because someone drove her car through it.

She spoke about the life changing experience she had when she first traveled to Western Australia.

She spoke about the life changing experience she had when she first traveled to Western Australia.

James Brien

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