POLICE are searching for two men who fled the scene of a crash in White Hills Sunday morning.
The men were passengers in a car that smashed into the front of a house in Napier Street about 9.40am.
Senior Constable Dave Sanders said one of the men - a Ballarat man aged in his 30s - was known to police.
He said it was unclear why they ran away.
“It’s believed they were in an argument that led to the crash,” he said.
A 45-year-old woman who was the driver of the car has been interviewed by police and is expected to be charged.
No-one was in the property at the time. A woman in her 70s lives alone at the unit but was not home Sunday.
A friend of the property owner, Ken Merrett, said the woman was in hospital.
Mr Merrett said her children had been notified of the crash and would travel from Melbourne to assess the damage to the house.
The car knocked over a power box and careered into the front living room of the home.
Witnesses described a huge thud as the car knocked over two fences and smashed through the brick structure of the home.
"There was no screech of tyres or brakes, it just pulled off the road and made a huge bang," Napier Street resident Chris Millard said.
"I thought the house was going to blow up," he said.
CFA and SES crews have worked to repair the damage to the property as a crowd of neighbours and onlookers gathered at the scene.
Investigations are still ongoing into the cause of the crash.