How PILLOWS saved a mother from being crushed after a nurse trying to dodge a kangaroo slammed her SUV right through the woman’s bedroom wall
- Woman was sleeping in her house when an SUV collided with it on Saturday night
- The 54-year-old was in her bed in the front room of Bargo’s home south of Sydney
- 46-year-old driver said she crashed after going off road to avoid kangaroo
A sleeping woman is lucky to be alive after being pinned to her bed by an SUV that raced through her bedroom in the middle of the night.
The 54-year-old woman was sleeping in the front room of her house at Jack Davis Place in Bargo, southwest of Sydney, at 11.40 pm on Saturday.
An SUV then crashed into the house before the woman was held by her legs and the 46-year-old driver was trapped.
The driver – who works as a nurse – told emergency services she was driving home from work when she ran off the road to dodge a kangaroo.
The 54-year-old woman slept at 11.40pm on Saturday in the front room of her home (pictured) on Jack Davis Place in Bargo, southwest of Sydney.
A man and two teenage girls who were also in the house were unharmed from the nasty collision, but their home suffered significant structural damage
The mother of two was trapped under the vehicle, the force of which broke into a second room where a teenage girl was sleeping.
First responders who arrived on the scene say the 54-year-old homeowner and 46-year-old nurse were both fortunate to have survived the incident.
“On the arrival of the NSW Fire Brigade, firefighters discovered that a car had entered the bedroom at the front of a house, with an occupant trapped under the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle,” Picton Fire & Rescue wrote on Facebook.
“Wood from the Liverpool Technical vehicle was used to prop up the house so that the car could be removed and the house remained structurally sound.”
It took Fire and Rescue and New South Wales Ambulance about 25 minutes to free the trapped mother and over three hours to clear the spot.
NSW Ambulance Inspector David Kynaston said it was the pillows and the mattress itself that cushioned the vehicle’s impact.
It took Fire and Rescue and New South Wales Ambulance approximately 25 minutes to extricate the homeowner and over three hours to complete the incident
The Bargo woman was taken to Campbeltown Hospital where she is being treated for a minor injury to her left leg
“(They) are extremely lucky, all my years on fire and rescue, it’s one of the luckiest escapes I’ve seen,” said NSW Fire and Rescue Captain William Morris.
The Bargo woman was taken to Campbeltown Hospital where she is being treated for a minor injury to her left leg.
The driver of the vehicle – also from Bargo – was taken to Liverpool Hospital to undergo a mandatory blood alcohol test.
A man and two teenage girls who were also in the house were unharmed from the horrific collision, but their home sustained significant structural damage.
The investigation by officers from Camden Police Area Command is ongoing.