A Sunningdale family escaped serious injury last week when a car drove right through their bedroom wall at the exact moment when neither were lying in their bed.
At the moment of impact the woman attended to a restless baby and her husband went to sleep in another room.
After the accident the unidentified driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot and the suspicion exists that he might have been under the influence.
The father, Abbo Dussoumanou, says it was very fortunate that no one in his family was injured, but he adds that the whole affair has left a very sour taste in his mouth.
The car drove over a ditch and through the bedroom wall in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
“It was terrible. At about 03:00 a car slammed through our main bedroom wall. Our bed was splintered,” he says.
According to him his wife, Oussoumanou, got out of the bed when their one-year-old baby cried in the next room.
While she was giving their baby milk she heard the noise reverberating through the house.
Abbo went to sleep in his other child’s room early that morning and he also got the fright of his life when he heard a “tremendous noise”.
“Everything shook! I had no idea what it was, so I locked the door and phoned the police. It might have been burglars… When the police arrived we saw a car where our bed used to be. The driver must have thought he or she killed someone and didn’t want to face the music,” he says.
Thankfully the family will not have to cover the costs of repairing the house since they are not the owners.
Oussoumanou is nonetheless suffering from shock, adds Abbo.
The incident was reported on Table View Neighbourhood Watch’s website on Wednesday and immediately drew a big response.
Questions surrounding the accident were answered by a friend of the family, Bruce Sanderson, who exclaimed in a post: “God is great!”
Suspicions that the driver might have been driving under the influence will now never be able to be verified according to Community Police Forum chairperson, Chris Visser.
The driver had to be tested right after the accident, and in fleeing it would be very difficult to prove that he was intoxicated.
The police are looking for any information 021 521 3800.
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