Family lucky to be alive as bakkie hits house and driver flees

2007-12-18 00:00

A Cato Manor family are lucky to be alive after a bakkie rolled down an embankment and slammed into their house in Dromore Road yesterday morning.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said the driver of the Mazda bakkie is believed to have escaped through the window of the vehicle.

Banks said paramedics looked through the wreckage but could not find him.

He said the family were sitting in their dining room at the time of the incident.

Members of the family said they came out after hearing a "loud bang and something sliding down the wall", only to find the bakkie wedged between the wall of the house and the retaining wall.

Banks said it was fortunate that no one was injured in the incident, adding that children were playing outside moments before the crash.

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