January 31, 2016 12:08 pm

Toronto woman misses death by inches as SUV plows through living room

Toronto homeowners were surprised Saturday night when a van drove straight through their home. They say they may have to tear down the house.


TORONTO – Niki Stamac said her seemingly innocuous choice of where to sit and watch Netflix last night probably saved her life.

Stamac was on her couch early Sunday morning when an SUV came crashing through her living room, narrowly missing her.

“If I was on the other side of the couch where I normally lie, I would be done,” she told Global News. “But for some reason I went to the other side of the couch this evening… and which is more odd is that I was in the kitchen maybe 10 minutes before, and I would have been pinned to the wall had I not decided to watch Netflix.”

The SUV reportedly lost control and crashed into Stamac’s home near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues at approximately 3:45 a.m.

The vehicle tore through the living room and kitchen, even reaching the back of the home.

“Someone pretty much drove straight through my home and there’s a lot of destruction,” she said. “I guess we have a long road to go with repairs, and I’ve been told they have to rebuild the house.”

Stamac said her first reaction was to open the door of the SUV in her living room and ask the driver if he was okay.

Remarkably, the driver, Stamac, her husband and her dog were all unscathed.

The house sits at the intersection of Chisholm and Hamstead Avenues, one where Stamac says drivers tend to flout the stop signs.

“I know this intersection is sketchy for people not stopping properly, but I never have seen anyone with that velocity going through the end of the intersection.”

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