THE mystery victim of Wednesday night’s suspected hit and run died in almost complete silence.
So fierce was the impact the victim, who has yet to be identified, was thrown about eight metres onto Leanne Prussing and Greg Aide’s front lawn.
Residents in nearby homes said they didn’t hear a thing.
Ms Prussing was home at the time.
“It was very silent, I didn’t hear anything,” she said.
“No yells or screaming or screeching car tyres.”
It wasn’t until after the fact when Ms Prussing saw the sudden emergence of police and ambulance vehicles out on the street that she realised something terrible had happened.
“I ran outside and saw all these police and then this body lying on the lawn,” an emotional Mrs Prussing said. “It was completely horrifying.
“The police were so quick to get there, apparently, a passerby made the call and they were there within minutes.”
She said the authorities worked until after midnight searching the area and gathering evidence.
As a mark of respect both Mrs Prussing and Mr Aide lit candles and laid out flowers for the victim.
The shock of the incident has motivated Ms Prussing to start a petition to get something done about the dangerous street.
“Every six weeks or thereabouts there is an accident along here,” she said.
“There needs to be some sort of measure taken to slow the traffic down.”
Mr Aide suggested the use of chicanes to force the traffic to slow down.