By Luke Brantley
WINFIELD — Emergency personnel responded to a house on Woodvale Avenue in Winfield on New Year’s Day after a Toyota SUV was accidentally left in gear and rolled down a steep driveway, through the wall of a house across the street.
Police said no one was in the car, but there was one person in the house who narrowly escaped injury.
Police said the occupant of the house was about to sit on his couch but changed his mind and sat on his recliner right before the vehicle came through the wall where the couch was.
Responders arrived and helped stabilize the hole left on the house.
Police Chief Brett Burleson said he wasn’t sure of the extent of the damage done to the house or the repairs that will be needed.
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