Montgomery man survives truck crashing through bedroom

Published: Aug. 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 23, 2016 at 1:19 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man is thankful to be alive and walking after a truck came plowing through his bedroom.

Sunday morning around 8 a.m., Mike Ezell was awoken by a loud strange sound.

"I heard something, and I thought well maybe there's a crash out and I was about to pick myself up and look outside," Ezell recalled.

It didn't take long for the homeowner to figure out what was happening. He didn't even have time to climb out of bed before a pick-up truck slammed through his bedroom wall.

"Head of the bed is this wall," said Ezell as he pointed to the wall the truck hit. "I was pushed off to the side. From there, I was pinned in the room. The door opens in so I had to push it out."

According to Ezell, the driver of the truck said he was at the top of the hill when all of a sudden his brakes went out. As you can imagine, the truck gained speed. It finally came to a stop when it smashed into Ezell's home.

"We had a neighbor who lives about three doors up who heard him hollering he lost his brakes as he was coming down and that he was just trying to find some help somewhere," Ezell said.

Looking at what once was his bedroom, Ezell said "it's hard to imagine how I got out like I did."

The shock is starting to wear off with soreness taking it's place. Ezell had to have 30 stitches on his head. He also has scrapes, bruises, and a spinal compression fracture and will have to wear a brace for eight weeks. Even with all the mess and damage, to both his body and his house, Ezell is thankful, believing it easily could have been much worse.

"Just have to get it fixed, and I'll heal and move on. I'm glad I'm not crippled and glad I'm not dead, I can be thankful for that," Ezell said.

The homeowner did say this is a lesson, believing everyone needs to make sure their brakes are working and to get them examined and replaced by professionals in order to prevent a similar accident from happening.

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