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Woman, 23, narrowly avoids death after a ‘drunk’ driver ploughs a truck into her home

Woman, 23, narrowly avoids death after a ‘drunk’ driver ‘high on drugs’ ploughs a truck into her home overnight – just metres from where she was sleeping

  • Woman, 23, narrowly avoids death after a truck crashes into her home overnight
  • The 23-year-old went to bed just 15 minutes before the crash happened at 1.15am
  • The ute ploughed through the garden and fence before hitting the front room
  • The woman was uninjured but the homeowner says she was ‘distraught’
  • The driver, 48, was arrested and charged with drugged and drunk driving  

A 23-year-old woman narrowly avoided death after an allegedly drunk driver ploughed a truck into her home overnight – just metres away from where she was sleeping. 

The car smashed through a garden and fence before crashing into the Red Plains granny flat in Brisbane’s southwest at 1.15am.

The woman had only gone to bed 15 minutes before the crash happened.

Luckily, she came out of the house uninjured but had to spend the night waiting for the vehicle to be removed from the premises, according to 9 News.  

A 23-year-old woman narrowly avoided death after an allegedly drunk driver ploughed a truck (pictured) into her home overnight – just metres away from where she was sleeping

The car went through the garden and the fence before crashing into the Red Plains granny flat (pictured) in Brisbane's southwest at around 1.15am

The car went through the garden and the fence before crashing into the Red Plains granny flat (pictured) in Brisbane’s southwest at around 1.15am

Homeowner Robert Heath was not at the property at the time of the crash and was in disbelief when he arrived at the scene.

‘I couldn’t believe it, it was unbelievable. The poor girl was distraught and just…had a look around and looks like a bomb’s gone off,’ Mr Heath told 9 News.

‘She’s very, very lucky,’ he said.  

‘Looking at it, I don’t know what they’re going to find but it’s pretty, well, stuffed, really, there’s not much left to salvage, even a lot of personal gear like TV and all that’s all smashed…’ Mr Heath said, when asked about the damages done to the house.

The 48-year-old driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs. 

He has been granted bail but is set to appear in court in late October.   

'I couldn't believe it, it was unbelievable. The poor girl was distraught and just...had a look around and looks like a bomb's gone off,' Homeowner Robert Heath (right) said

‘I couldn’t believe it, it was unbelievable. The poor girl was distraught and just…had a look around and looks like a bomb’s gone off,’ Homeowner Robert Heath (right) said

 

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