Woman escapes as truck ploughs into house

2013-01-18 11:10
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Pietermaritzburg - A woman narrowly escaped with her life when a truck ploughed through a house in Pietermaritzburg early on Friday morning, emergency services said.

"The truck was idling on the side of the road while the driver went to a nearby shopping complex to draw money," police spokesperson Joey Jeevan told News24.

The brakes of the truck dislodged and it went downhill, crashing into the house.

"The truck almost went through the whole house," ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks told News24. The kitchen and dining room were destroyed, with the truck coming to a stop in the bedroom.

The owners of the house are said to be in Cape Town, and a 20-year old female is looking after the house while they are away.

She saw the oncoming truck and ran into another room.

She was taken to hospital privately before emergency services got to the scene.

A reckless and negligent driving case will be opened.

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