Australia Lucky escape for resident watching TV after SUV smashes into loungeroom

06:00  04 december  2019
06:00  04 december  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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An 83-year-old woman has cheated death after an out of control car ploughed into the living room of her Melbourne home.

Cateana Cataldo had been watching TV when the black SUV mounted the curb, smashed through her fence and ploughed through her window in Sunshine West.

The force of the impact threw the TV towards Cateana, who was sitting just metres away.

a large orange building: The house has been boarded up after it was© 9News The house has been boarded up after it was Neighbour, Margaret Young, initially feared the worst when, from her driveway, she saw the wayward vehicle crash into the home of her elderly neighbour.

"I was absolutely petrified. I was talking to my girlfriend [on the phone] and I said, I've gotta go, I've gotta go," Ms Young told 9News.

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A 73-year-old woman has escaped serious injury after a van ploughed through the wall of her home. Annie Burrell was knocked from her chair when the Citroen Berlingo smashed into her kitchen last night. She said: "I was sitting in the chair and all of a sudden my back window came in.

"I was worried about Cateana and the young girl who had the accident."

Ms Young said her neighbour somehow managed to make her way from the house through a severely damaged front door.

"She was sitting in her lounge room and the car came through the window," she said.

a person standing in front of a car: Neighbour Margaret Young saw the incident unfold, describing it as 'petrifying.' © 9News Neighbour Margaret Young saw the incident unfold, describing it as 'petrifying.' "Thank god she was sitting further back from where she normally sits, otherwise the television might have hit."

CCTV shows the black SUV swerving across Joan Street moments before the impact.

Neighbours have told 9News that the young mother behind the wheel had been shaking in shock, and a man and child were in the passenger seats of the car with her.

An investigation into what caused her to lose control on a straight, empty back-street at 7pm is underway.

The 83-year-old woman is staying with her family until her home is repaired.

Hours later in Niddrie, the same firefighters were called to clean up after a white Mazda sedan that had reversed into a vacant home at speed.

Police are investigating whether the driver and passenger were intoxicated at the time.

"Fortunately there were no occupants in the premises and no one is injured and it is under investigation," MFB Commander Roger Chitty said.

"This is the second car into a house that we've had tonight and can I say that it's happening more and more,

"That'll be under investigation by the Victoria Police as well."

No one was injured in either incident.

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