Car smashes into Lower Hutt couple's concrete block barrier

A Lower Hutt couple's fears have been confirmed after another car smashed on their corner.

Blair and Louise Ansell had two cars plough into their front yard last year. One car hurtled through their front fence at around 1am on Boxing Day, demolishing their fence palings and their four-year-old son's football goal.

Fearing for their children's safety, they erected giant concrete blocks on the berm to put a barrier between cars and their garden.

They erected the blocks to protect their children, after two cars crashed through their fence.
They erected the blocks to protect their children, after two cars crashed through their fence. Photo credit: Newshub

Then on Thursday, another crash occurred. Images show the black vehicle abandoned on the road after smashing into the barriers.

Each of the blocks weighs two tonnes - and the car came off second-best. Its bonnet was left crumpled, and it was taken away in a tow truck.

The Ansells admit the blocks could be a risk to anyone who hits them, but say the safety of their family comes first.

"It's one of those corners where someone's either going to kill my kids or kill themselves," Mr Ansell says.

Hutt City Council is beginning an assessment of the road, to look at options that will reduce the risk, and will work with police to see if speed restrictions will play a part.

In the meantime, the blocks are the only protection the Ansells have.

Newshub.