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The BBC's Robin Gibson
"Her mother woke to a massive crash which shook the whole house"
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Wednesday, 12 April, 2000, 18:30 GMT 19:30 UK
Car crashes into girl's bedroom
car
The car ended up feet away from a sleeping Molly
A 10-year-old girl has had an amazing escape after a car careered through her bedroom wall as she slept.

Molly Boyle was left with a badly bruised face, but escaped with her life despite being covered in bricks and rubble.


Molly Boyle
Molly Boyle: Lucky escape
The 24-year-old driver suffered multiple injuries, but they are not said to be life-threatening.

He has not yet been able to tell officers what caused the crash.

The BMW went out of control at Yalding, Kent, at 0600 BST on Wednesday.

It crashed into the bungalow's front wall sending bricks and rubble flying.

Molly's father Alan, 33, a civil servant, and his wife Carol, 38, were in their bedroom at the other end of the house.

"We heard a loud bang at around 6am where the car hit the wall while Molly was in bed," said Mr Boyle.

"Luckily she was crying so we knew she was alive."

Inches away

The girl was sleeping by a wall on the far side of her small bedroom.


room
Shelves and a TV were thrown around the room
Marks can be seen on the wall where bricks were thrown after the impact.

They landed just inches above Molly's head.

The BMW came to rest just feet from her bed after going through the wall sending shelves and a TV flying.

Mr Boyle said: "We just thank God that nothing hit her that hard. She does not realise the enormity of it, that she could have lost her life."

"I am honestly amazed that the driver and Molly are both alive."

He added that his family had moved to the village from north London for a "quiet life".

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