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Jeep crashes into Graham Road home

A Graham Road resident was greeted to an odd sight yesterday afternoon, when she came home to find someone had crashed a Jeep into her house.

Isabel Miller said she got the call about the accident while she was at work, but didn’t quite know what to expect.

“I came as quickly as possible and when I looked I saw this Jeep was just about in my house,” she said.

When The Guardian arrived at the scene near the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, the beige 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee was partially inside the bedroom of Miller’s brother.

According to Anthony Archer, who claimed to be an eyewitness, around 1 p.m. the driver was overtaking a dump truck when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the house.

He said he knows the victim as ‘Moe’.

“It was an accident and I (talked to) the lady, she didn’t know what was happening, she must have been frightened,” Miller said.

Bystanders said the driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance, though residents said she was not seriously injured.

The ambulance was gone by the time The Guardian got there, but the Jeep remained.

The driver of the dump truck, who wished not to be named, looked obviously disturbed.

“I was heading east and saw the Jeep behind me,” he said.

When he looked again, he said, the Jeep had crashed into the house.

Inside the house, the floor of the room damaged by the Jeep was covered with portions of what was once the wall of the house.  The bed was undisturbed.

Miller said she was very upset by the ordeal.

“My niece just came out of the room, [so] thank God nobody [was] in the room.”

She added, “My house is insured but I don’t know who is going to pay for it.”

Residents in the area said similar events have occurred this year.

They claim vehicles crashed into a home just east of Miller’s house, twice in the past few months.

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