- An elderly couple have been forced to move after a car crashed into their home
- The vehicle crashed through an empty front room at about 1.30am on Saturday
- They now plan to spent Christmas and the foreseeable future staying with family
- The driver, 32, was taken to nearby Flinders Medical Centre with minor injuries
An elderly couple has been left homeless the day before Christmas after an out-of-control car smashed into their Adelaide home as they slept.
‘[It was] very, very scary for me and my wife,’ Abdulah Mujic told 9NEWS, describing the smell of smoke and choking dust that engulfed their Morphettville property.
The Mazda crashed through an empty bedroom in the front of the house at about 1.30am on Saturday morning.
The force of the impact shattered bricks and scattered debris through out the house and yard.
A car crashed through the empty front bedroom of an Adelaide House at 1.30am on Saturday
Mr Mujic described the smoke and choking dust that engulfed their property after the crash
Mr Mujic’s wife Habiba is reportedly still in shock, telling Channel 9 after the incident that she was still shaking and crying from the stress.
The couples’ grandchildren usually sleep in the front room that was destroyed by the car, and Mr Mujic said that he was incredibly thankful that they weren’t there that night.
Thankfully, the couple were unhurt in the collision; neighbours clubbed together to help them to safety as emergency services secured their home.
‘I feel very sorry for these guys because they might be thinking about Christmas celebrations but now not, nothing,’ said Mars Garin, a nearby resident.
Neighhbours helped the couple to safety as emergency services worked to secure their house
‘They’re still shocked.’
Mr and Mrs Mujic stayed the night with neighbours on Sunday, as their house is now ‘virtually uninhabitable’.
The couple now plan to spent Christmas Day with their family, and hope to be able to stay there until they are cleared to return to their home.
The driver, 32, was taken to Flinders Medical Centre with minor injuries and will undergo blood tests to see if he was drunk or under the influence of drugs.