Precision Parking...Or just plain lucky?
A Lucky Escape For Sleeping Chelsea Resident
The scene that greeted Chelsea SES on arrival at the scene
Just before on Saturday morning (
The taxi came to rest here when it spun following the collision
On arrival at the scene, it immediately became apparent just what had caused the damage, a White Toyota Supra and a taxi had collided at the intersection spearing the Supra onto the property and into the house.
The Supra was badly damaged after smashing into the Chelsea property
The car had smashed into the front bedroom of the house where the occupant had been sleeping. The screech of breaks had woken her just seconds before the massive impact as the car hit and shattered the bedroom wall and window.
The Supra and the tree...Precision parking or just lucky?
Amazingly, the Supra had avoided a very large tree in the front yard of the property, coming to rest between it and the house.
The uninvited guest
Luckily for all concerned neither the drivers of the 2 cars involved in the initial collision, or the occupant of the house suffered any injuries, although the very rude awakening of the sleeping resident obviously left her more than a little shaken. To say that all concerned were lucky is an understatement.
The impact smashed through the brickwork causing considerable damage inside and out of the property
Extensive damage to the passenger side of the Supra following the collision with the Taxi
Chelsea SES Rescue 1, Rescue 2 and Transport with 8 members on board set about assessing the damage with the City of
TV News crew filming the incident
After 2 hours at the scene, Chelsea members returned to their LHQ and were then stood down to go back home to bed leaving them to ponder the precision parking attributes of the Supra driver in avoiding the tree; of course, had he hit it, it would certainly have delivered a far worse scenario. So; precision parking or just plain good luck?
Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 May 2011 09:12)