How PILLOWS saved a mother from being crushed to death after nurse trying to dodge a kangaroo slammed her SUV straight through the woman’s bedroom wall
- Woman was sleeping at her home when an SUV crashed into it on Saturday night
- The 54-year-old was in her bed in the front room at Bargo home south of Sydney
- The 46-year-old driver said she crashed after veering off road to avoid kangaroo
A sleeping woman is lucky to be alive after she was pinned to her bed by an SUV that smashed through her bedroom in the middle of the night.
The 54-year-old woman was asleep in the front room of her home on Jack Davis Place at Bargo, south-west of Sydney, at 11.40pm on Saturday.
An SUV then crashed into the home before pinning the woman by her legs and trapping the 46-year-old driver.
The driver – who works as a nurse – told emergency services she was driving home from work when she veered off the road to avoid a kangaroo.
The 54-year-old woman had been asleep in the front room of her home (pictured) on Jack Davis Place at Bargo, south-west of Sydney, at 11.40pm on Saturday
A man and two teenage girls also in the house were unharmed by the nasty collision, however their home sustained significant structural damage
The mother-of-two became trapped under the vehicle, the force of which broke into a second room where a teenage girl was sleeping.
Neighbour Max Lennox told 9NEWS he heard two loud bangs before he rushed to the street and saw the carnage.
First responders who attended the scene say the 54-year-old homeowner and the 46-year-old nurse were both lucky to have survived the incident.
‘On arrival Fire and Rescue NSW crews found a car had driven into the front bedroom of a house trapping an occupant under the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle’, Picton Fire & Rescue wrote on Facebook.
‘Timber from the Liverpool Technical vehicle was used to shore 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 scene.
Inspector David Kynaston from NSW Ambulance said it was the pillows and the mattress itself that cushioned the impact of the vehicle.
It took Fire and Rescue and New South Wales Ambulance about 25 minutes to free 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’re) extremely lucky, all my years in fire and rescue, it’s one of the most lucky escapes I’ve seen,’ Captain William Morris from NSW Fire and Rescue said.
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 mandatory blood alcohol testing.
A man and two teenage girls also in the house were unharmed by the nasty collision, however their home sustained significant structural damage.
Inquiries by officers from the Camden Police Area Command are ongoing.