ALEXANDRA Hills residents Jeanette and Barry Adams were lucky to escape unhurt after a car crashed through their Allenby Road house at 11.15pm on Friday, May 25.
Mrs Adams said the car had smashed through a converted garage used as an extended family room.
“I was in bed which is at the other side of the house and Barry was locking up the back door,” Jeanette said.
“He was in the room only about 45 seconds before the car crashed through it.
“We’re very lucky to not get hurt. We can replace bricks and walls, but not our lives.”
She said police were investigating the crash but was thankful the 19-year-old driver had also escaped serious injury.
“He came over the next day to apologise for what had happened. But we all just keep thinking of how lucky we all are,” she said.
Mrs Adams said she and her husband had raised three children in the house and lived there for 26 years without incident.
“We’ve never really had any major problems on our road besides the odd car hooning up and down the street. I certainly didn’t expect anything like this to happen,” she said.
“It was so loud and woke up all the neighbours. He was driving along Prince Of Wales Circuit and came to the intersection of our road but didn’t turn. He just kept driving into our house.
“We were all very lucky in the end. I guess if our kids were still living at home they would have been in the room at the time.”