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Car slams into house, boy injured
Boy, 6, taken to hospital after car slams into his bedroom. Picture: Channel 7

An Alexander Heights father has described the panic that gripped him when a car smashed into his home and left his son buried under rubble last night.

Bobi Klenkoski, 32, was watching TV when a Ford Falcon careered into the front of his house near the corner of Marangaroo Drive and The Avenue about 11.45pm.

The car, driven by a 23-year-old man, crashed into the main bedroom where his wife and two sons were asleep.

The impact caused a section of the wall to cave in on top of Mr Klenkoski’s six-year-old son, Martin, who is expected to have plastic surgery on a cut under his nose tonight.

“The burnout noises just started getting closer and closer and then I was pushed forward with bricks falling around me,” Mr Klenkoski said.

“The impact was horrific. It sounded was like a bomb going off.

“I went running into the bedroom and all I saw was rubble all over the bed and my son covered in bricks and blood.”

Mr Klenkoski, who did not sleep last night, said he was on “autopilot” as he frantically dug his son out of the rubble.

“I didn’t know if he was dead, alive, unconscious or whatever,” he said.

“I was in shock. I don’t know how I moved everything but I’ve got cuts on my feet from all the glass and bricks.

“I didn’t even realise I was bleeding until later last night. That’s why there’s blood all through the house.”

A worker secures the damaged house. Picture: Ian Munro/ The West Australian

He fought back tears as he spoke about how close his family had come to tragedy.

“There was quite a bit of blood. The cops came and he started freaking out and asking my wife, ‘Mum, am I going to die tonight?’” he said.

“That’s the most shocking thing to hear your son say that.

“The CAT scans have come back OK. All I can say is it was a miracle.”

The 23-year-old driver of the Falcon was not hurt and will be summonsed for dangerous driving.

| Car ploughs into Duncraig house |

The crash was the second incident in 24 hours involving a car hitting a house where a six-year-old boy was sleeping.

A Duncraig mother was sleeping next to her six-year-old son on Thursday night when a car ploughed into her bedroom.

Genevieve Newman and her son Archie were awoken at 11.40pm when an alleged drunk driver careened off Glengarry Drive and through her wall, coming within a metre of her bed.

Anyone with information about the latest crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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