A Coachwood Park man was forced to dive out of the way to avoid an out-of-control furniture truck that slammed into his garage on Friday morning.
Damien Jukic was working on his motorbike in the driveway when he heard someone yelling.
‘‘He [the truck driver] was holding on to the bullbar trying to slow the truck down,’’ Mr Jukic said.
‘‘I jumped straight over the wall, otherwise I would have been pinned.
‘‘I was screaming for my older son. He was in the bedroom directly behind the garage.’’
Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash, which occurred on Murrogun Crescent around 8.30am.
NSW Fire and Rescue were quick to respond, and used four ‘‘props’’ to stabilise the house.
A tow truck was later used to pull the truck out of the garage.
The driver, who did not want to be identified, said he had parked the truck, walked away, and turned around when he heard gravel giving way.
‘‘I’m feeling unlucky I had an accident but lucky I didn’t get in,’’ he said.
The driver said when he noticed the truck moving, he had tried to open the door and get inside.
‘‘I’ve locked the door, taken two steps, head the gravel, turned around and the truck was sliding very slowly,’’ he said.
‘‘I ran back with the keys in my hand but my hand was shaking as I was trying to put the keys in to open the door.’’
The truck then ran over the driver’s foot as he attempted to wedge it between the road and the wheel in the hope it would stop the vehicle.
‘‘It just kept rolling – once it hit the grass, it just flew from there,’’ he said.
The property damage was covered by insurance.
Mr Jukic said he was feeling incredibly lucky not to have been hurt and was going to buy a lottery ticket.