Eastenders saved my life! Pensioner escapes fatal injuries as car smashes into her conservatory just minutes after she moved to watch Eastenders
A lucky pensioner has escaped what could have been a tragic accident when a car smashed into her conservatory just minutes after she moved to watch Eastenders.
Vera Lampart, 74, from, Bilston, Wolverhampton, was sat in her conservatory relaxing and only awoke from a light sleep just before 7.30pm – when she left the room to watch Eastenders in her lounge.
But just as the iconic theme tune kicked in, Vera was interrupted by a huge bang as a silver Toyota plowed through her conservatory doors.
Vera, a retired care-worker, said: “Thank goodness I was in the lounge. God only knows what would have happened if I’d woken up a bit later – I probably wouldn’t be here to tell the tale.
“I was sat in my conservatory relaxing and I drifted off to sleep, but I woke up just in time for Eastenders.
“I love my soaps, I never miss an episode of Eastenders, so I always make sure I’m settled in front of the telly in my lounge to make sure I don’t miss a minute of it.
“When it started I heard this huge bang and the next thing I knew there was this car in my conservatory. It was just awful!”
Vera was lucky to escape with no injuries but her conservatory doors were completely smashed by the car and her furniture was displaced and ruined.
She said: “I went in and saw this car in my conservatory with a young couple in the front seats and I just couldn’t believe it.
“The car would have hit the chair I was sitting in from behind so if I’d stayed in there I probably wouldn’t be here today.
“The couple were really good about it, I was very impressed. They were both apologetic and immediately said to contact insurance.”
Vera, who lived with her Husband Howard until he died of a heart attack two years ago at the age of 81, is currently awaiting a quote from her insurance company.
From Vera’s recollection, the couple spent over £10,000 on the conservatory about 10 years ago but, at this stage, she’s just happy to be around to tell the tale.
“I’m just really grateful. I was so shocked – I kept thinking ‘Oh my God!’
“I just can’t believe this has happened to me. I’m really thankful that all my family have been here to support me.”
Vera’s granddaughter Carina Taylor, 29, stayed with her last night to help her recover from her ordeal and dealt with Burke Brothers Recovery service who dealt with clearing the car away.