Young woman's house shaken after being hit by car
by Jamie Bullen
A young woman was woken up this morning by her home shaking
after a car veered off the road and collided into it.
Leyla Peakall, 27, of Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury, said she sat
bolt upright in bed after a car smashed into her Fiesta Zetec-S
outside her home.
The teacher was home alone at the time with her partner Andrew
Harkett working at a Sturry care home.
Ms Peakall frantically pulled her curtains apart to see the
car manouvering out of her drive before speeding off towards
She said she was sure a man was behind the wheel.
Neighbours contacted the police who attended to take a statement
from Ms Peakall.
She said a registration plate found outside her home was traced
to a car owner in Woking.
She said: "The car must have been going around 70mph. Obviously
he doesn't know the roads and has just flown past the corner.
"I just heard this loud bang and it felt like a vibration. I
thought it something had fallen over downstairs.
"When I ripped my curtains apart I saw this car manouvering out
the drive. I was frantic, distressed and disorientated having just
The driver, from Surrey, reported the incident to police after
visiting Kent and Canterbury Hospital with minor injuries.
He has not been arrested but officers are
investigating the circumstances of the collision.
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