Video: Blind woman escapes uninjured after car crashes into Leeds house UPDATED

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A RUNAWAY car ploughed through the front of a house as blind resident Leanne Best relaxed in the living room.

Leanne, 32, told the Yorkshire Evening Post of her horror as the car hurtled through the front door of her home on Thornfield Way in Crossgates.



“There was a big bang and a hissing noise, and with my limited vision I could see smoke,” she said.

“I was freaked out.”

Leanne was in the living room at the time with her pet dog Tilly while her mother Julie Everall, 56, and father Michael Everall, 64, visited her at home this afternoon (April 24).

Luckily they all walked away with minor injuries.

Mrs Everall suffered cuts and bruises to her arms and legs but said it could have been much worse.

“We didn’t have time to think about it and before you knew it we were being hit by flying pieces of concrete,” she said.

“We thought it was a gas explosion at first.

“If Leanne had been on her own, she would have been even more terrified.

“We were just getting ready to go out – if it had been a minute later we would have stepped out the front door and that would’ve been us dead.”

Leanne added: “I’m gutted.

“I’m glad that everyone is OK but it’s horrible.

“You don’t expect something like this to happen to you in a million years.

“We had just literally finished decorating the living room and hallway.

“The flooring was put down this morning!”

The windows were boarded up after the crash and Leanne said she was hoping to find temporary accommodation until the house was repaired.

Police constable Steve Varley, of the West Yorkshire Police Safer Roads Unit, said: “One male driver presented himself to police and appears to have lost control and collided with the house.

“We are just glad that no-one got seriously injured.”

Enquiries are ongoing.