A car smashing through a fence, and only coming short of a baby's room thanks to a tree, has North Albury residents seeking a solution to traffic issues.
A Toyota being pursued by police down Bellevue Street on Saturday night allegedly did not give way at Frauenfelder Street, colliding with a Suzuki.
The impact sent the Suzuki flying through a fence of a home on the corner of the intersection, resulting in minor injuries to the 59-year-old male driver.
The Toyota driver was being airlifted to Royal Melbourne with suspected spinal injuries and was charged by police.
Homeowner Amy Coopes said it was her "worst nightmare", with a crash at the same intersection taking place only a fortnight ago.
"I heard the sirens coming, they were coming closer and closer, and I'd just put our baby to sleep ... I was worried about the sirens waking the kids up," she said.
"Then I heard a massive bang.
"It's not a sight you're ever going to forget - opening your front door and seeing a car only a metre away from your doorstep.
"Thankfully they were stopped by the tree - they could have gone into the baby's room."
A NSW Police spokeswoman said highway patrol officers had attempted to stop the Toyota Corolla, allegedly seen driving dangerously, on Union Road.
"The Toyota failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated on Corella Street, travelling through residential streets until the driver allegedly failed to give way," she said.
"Police will allege the man held a provisional licence but was disqualified, and the car was unregistered."
The 39-year-old man was granted strict conditional bail.
While Saturday's incident was different to previous crashes in the area, residents say it highlights issues with speeding and intersections.
One resident at the scene dubbed the street the "Fraunfelder straight" and the NSW Centre for Road Safety has recorded four crashes there.
"We've been living here three years, and the neighbours said to us someone came off this intersection and went through this same fence several years ago," Ms Coopes said.
"The firey who I spoke to said to me he has so many call-outs to this intersection and it's disproportionate. I think they've got to do something.
"We're in this residential area sandwiched between arterial roads, people just fang it up here, especially from Mate Street."
Jeff Nelson has lived on the street for 10 years and said it was treated by many as a speedway.
"There's been several accidents in that time, on the corner of North and Frauenfelder, as well as other intersections along the street," he said.
"Several houses along there have had cars go through their font fences.
"Speeding is an issue in the area - not just Frauenfelder."
Mr Nelson contact Albury Council about the issue two years ago, which resulted in traffic counters being laid.
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"I don't know what the results were," he said.
"The council could prevent you turning into Frauenfelder Street from North Street, or maybe some speed bumps could be used.
"You don't want to divert the problem into other streets - it's a complex problem.
"They need to consult with everyone - something needs to be done."
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