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A 74-year-old New South Wales man has tragically died after a car crashed into his Maitland home at about 3pm yesterday afternoon.

Brian Whipps suffered critical injuries when a car ploughed into his front bedroom where he was taking a nap.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle for treatment but died a short time later.

Brian Whipps, 74, died when a car ploughed into his front bedroom where he was taking a nap.
Brian Whipps, 74, died when a car ploughed into his front bedroom where he was taking a nap. (9News)
Mr Whipps family told NBN News "It's a tragic accident" and that they "don't blame the driver".
Mr Whipps family told NBN News “It’s a tragic accident” and that they “don’t blame the driver”. (9News)

Neighbour and life-long friend John Robinson said his friend was “too young” and “too good of a bloke” to die.

“It’s horrible,” he said.

“Worst thing you’ve ever seen.”

Police are urgng anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. (9News)

Emergency services believe the 69-year-old male driver had a heart attack which led to him veering off High Street and into the house.

The driver remains in John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Mr Whipps family told NBN News “It’s a tragic accident” and that they “don’t blame the driver”.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam in the area is urged to contact police.

Source: 9News

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