A Melbourne couple’s new year has begun in terrifying fashion after a car ploughed through their bedroom wall, sending bricks flying across the room as they ran for their lives.
The 24-year-old learner driver allegedly had a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit and was driving on his own at the time, police said.
Amit Saraf and his wife were lucky not to be hurt after the car smashed into their home at Truganina, in Melbourne’s west, about 2:20am.
“We were about to go to bed and we suddenly hear a sound, a scorching sound of wheels, and by the time we could just get up from the bed and go towards the door of the bedroom, the car was already in our bedroom,” Mr Saraf said.
“It was my wife and myself in the room and she was on the side where the car actually hit the wall, so we are fortunate that she’s fine and I’m fine.
“I think there was a fraction of a second when we [had time to] get up, and then the car was already in. Couldn’t even understand what happened.”
A Victoria Police statement said the driver, from Sunshine West, was expected to be charged on summons with careless driving, drink-driving and driving unaccompanied while on a learner permit.
“A learner driver allegedly blew .16 per cent after crashing through the bedroom of a home in Truganina,” the police statement said.
“The 24-year-old was travelling along Dohertys Road when he lost control, drove over a grass culvert before crashing through a fence.”