Shock was on the face of Kalah Alleyne as she tried to come to grips with a truck crashing into her home at Woodbourne, St Philip.
Her car and the house next door owned by Lennon Browne were wrecked around 11.30 this morning which occurred when a truck delivering lumber lost control and crashed into the house of Alleyne and damaged the home of Browne.
“I was about to open my front window when I heard this noise and I ran. I ran back in the house when I came out the gentleman was climbing through his window and the front part of my house was damaged, [along with] my car and I was extremely shaken up,” Alleyne told Barbados TODAY.
It seems like Alleyne cannot catch a break from misfortune as only last week with the passing of Tropical Storm Kirk her entire house was flooded, she said.
Now she is urging motorists to slow down on the stretch of the road from Foursquare to Woodbourne.
“I would like people to stop speeding they are houses on this road and when you hit the corner people lose control of their vehicle. This is not the first time, things happen out here all the time due to speeding coming around the corner,” she said, adding that she lives with a sick relative who was on the phone at the time speaking with relatives from overseas.
Alleyne said she has lost “thousands of dollars” in damage.
“The whole gallery, the front door, the window, the car, the fencing, the gates – it is a lot of money,” she said.
Onlookers said they ventured to the scene after they heard a loud bang.
“I thought it was thunder. I peep outside and I saw the man jumping through from the window,” one woman said, as residents joined Alleyne in asking motorists to slow down in the area.
“All of these houses get affected by the hitting already by some vehicle or the other,” she said.
Browne also told Barbados TODAY that he saw water spouting from what appeared to be a burst pipe. But, he would soon realize that the water he was seeing was, in fact, coming from his house next door to Alleyne’s.
“My step lick off, the water meter gone and the gas meter gone,” he said.
When a Barbados TODAY team visited Browne’s home workmen were replacing Browne’s broken natural gas line as onlookers stood surveying the damage done to the two houses.