Durban Man Has Lucky Escape As Car Crashes Through His Roof

Anne Sewell - Author

Mar. 1 2017, Updated 2:16 a.m. ET

A man in Durban had a very lucky escape early Wednesday when a pickup truck, or “bakkie” as it is known in South Africa, crashed through his roof while he was sleeping.

Preferring to remain unnamed and wishing to avoid an interview, the KwaMakhutha man was said to have changed bedrooms on Wednesday evening because of a burned out light bulb in his normal room. That burned out light bulb saved his life and gave him his lucky escape.

The man was fast asleep when the pickup crashed into his home, bringing part of the roof down in the process.

According to witnesses, the Isuzu pickup literally “flew off the road and crashed into a house”. Police spokesman for the area, Jay Naicker, said that the driver fled following the accident.

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Workers had to remove the wall of the bedroom to remove the pickup, which revealed that the vehicle had landed on the empty bed the owner normally used.

According to ER24 spokesman Pieter Rossouw, paramedics who attended the scene were amazed there were no injuries in the unusual vehicle accident and that the owner of the house had such a lucky escape.


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