A 62-year-old Gosnells woman is lucky to be alive after a car smashed through her front door this afternoon, moments after she walked through it.
Lyn Jones had just returned from the shops when she heard two loud bangs and felt her Stalker Road home shake just after midday.
A two-car crash at the intersection of Stalker Road and Crandon Street had sent a white Isuzu ute ploughing into her house.
“I didn’t know what it was at first. The whole house just shook,” Mrs Jones said.
“I looked back up the hallway and saw everything was pushed in, so I went out the back door to see what had actually happened.
“The guy in the ute was just totally stunned. He was going to get out and I told him to wait where he was in case he was injured.”
The ute slammed into her front door about a minute after she got home.
“If I’d got stuck at the railway line, I would have actually been walking through the front door as he came through and I wouldn’t be sitting here,” she said.
“I’ve already got one lotto ticket for tonight and I’m thinking about getting another one.”
Her husband, Karl, 56, who was working at the time of the crash, said it was the latest in a string of accidents at the troublesome intersection.
“Lyn had just got back from the shops, walked down the hallway and dropped her bags when it happened,” he said.
“We’ve had three here in 18 months. It was only the other night I was sitting outside with the girls and I said, ‘It’s going to happen to us next.’
“It needs a roundabout or speed bumps or something.”
The couple’s daughter, Julie Davies, 32, said it was an agonisingly close call.
“Seconds earlier and her kids would be motherless, and so many grandchildren would have lost their nanna,” she said.
The man and woman in the Honda and the male driver of the Isuzu were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
SES volunteers were deployed to weatherproof and stabilise the house.
Police are investigating the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.