Stolen truck crashes into couple's bedroom

A Wallan couple got a rude awakening when an out-of-control tow truck slammed into their home as they slept in the early hours of this morning.

Police say the truck, carrying a forklift, was stolen and driven two blocks before the thief lost control.

The vehicle slammed into the property on the corner of King Street and Stanley Street at around 3am.

Stolen tow truck slams into Wallan property overnight, narrowly missing sleeping couple. Photo: 7News
Stolen tow truck slams into Wallan property overnight, narrowly missing sleeping couple. Photo: 7News

Peter Colloti said he and his wife woke up when the truck came crashing through their bedroom wall.

When he looked up the vehicle was sitting within a few metres of the couple's bed.

"I woke up and heard a truck driving up the road. Then I thought it's getting closer and closer," Mr Colloti said.

"I thought something's going to happen here and then before you know it, it came through the house.

"I sleep on the right hand side of the bed, so it's lucky it didn't hit me."

A sleeping couple escaped unharmed when an out-of-control tow truck slammed into their bedroom overnight. Photo: 7News
A sleeping couple escaped unharmed when an out-of-control tow truck slammed into their bedroom overnight. Photo: 7News

There is extensive damage to the house, but luckily no one was injured.

The driver fled the scene and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted on 1800 333 000.

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