A female driver who crashed into the house next to the Carnarvon home where Cleo Smith was being held captive


Owners of the home crushed by a speeding ticket caught on a dash cam say they escaped death in just minutes – and it has happened before.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, Andrew Roberts said he and his wife Rebecca had just gone to work when the ute slammed into their fence in the coastal town of Carnarvon, 900km north of Perth, at around 7am 20 last Friday.

Incredible footage of the high-speed crash was captured on the dash cam by neighbors Fred and Cindy who live around the corner.

In the aftermath, the driver took her things out of the ute and tried to flee.

Mr Roberts said the accused driver, Tomasina Chubby, lived in a part of Carnarvon known locally as ‘The Bronx’ – just yards from where Cleo Smith was held captive for 18 days.

The Roberts’ front yard shows the devastation after Carnarvon local Tomasina Chubby crashed her ute in their home, dash cam footage of which has gone viral

Andrew Roberts and his wife Rebecca (above) had only left for work 20 minutes before the accident and said that

Andrew Roberts and his wife Rebecca (above) had only left for work 20 minutes before the crash and said ‘anyone on our lawn would have been dead’

Tomasina Chubby (above) is restrained by Fred and Cindy and another bystander after crashing her ute in the Roberts' house and then gathering her things to flee the scene

Tomasina Chubby (above) is restrained by Fred and Cindy and another bystander after crashing her ute in the Roberts’ house and then gathering her things to flee the scene

With the help of bystanders, Fred and Cindy restrained Ms Chubby, then called the police who have since charged her with driving under the influence and reckless driving.

On the morning of the crash last Friday, Ms Roberts left at 6.30am for her job cleaning support services at Carnarvon Hospital.

Mr Roberts left for his job as a mine site supervisor at 7 a.m. and at 7.20 a.m. Ms Chubby drove about two minutes from her home and headed around the corner from Meiklejohn Crescent into the Roberts house on Richards Street.

“Anyone on our lawn would have been dead,” Mr Roberts said.

“I had gotten my vehicle out and started it to rinse it off because it was raining.

“It is now a radiation. She plunged into the rolling door of the shed, the stoop and the balustrade.

Tomasina Chubby, driver of the ute caught in a dramatic crash in dash cam footage, lives around the corner from the house in Tonkin Crescent (above) where Cleo Smith was held captive

Tomasina Chubby, driver of the ute caught in a dramatic crash in dash cam footage, lives around the corner from the house in Tonkin Crescent (above) where Cleo Smith was held captive

Four-year-old Cleo Smith (pictured above after her rescue) was held for 18 days at Terry Kelly's abandoned home in

Four-year-old Cleo Smith (pictured above after her rescue) was held for 18 days at Terry Kelly’s abandoned home in ‘The Bronx’, near the home of last week’s accused drink driver Tomasina Chubby

“It happened to us once before, about six years ago, and there were a lot of near misses from the drivers.

“I called the owner of the car, Marcus Chubby, who can’t tell me if it’s insured, and they live on David Brand Drive – that’s ‘The Bronx’ where Cleo Smith was found.

“I can’t say anything without causing a riot in the city.

Mr Roberts said he received a call from a neighbor after the crash saying ‘you better get back here, someone just crashed into your house’.

The couple who filmed the dash cam footage hung around to help and another neighbor stepped in.

Dashcam footage from Fred and Cindy shows the silver ute flying over Meiklejohn Crescent and crashing through the front fence the Roberts had replaced only a few years ago after the previous crash.

‘Jesus Christ. What the fuck, Fred can be heard screaming as the vehicle collides with Mr. Roberts’ parked Toyota HiLux.

In the video of the brutal collision, a silver ute rolls down a steep hill and smashes the fence of a two-story house

'Jesus Christ.  What the fuck, the dash cam owner shouts as the vehicle slams straight into the house and a car is parked out front (pictured)

‘Jesus Christ. What the fuck, the dash cam owner shouts as the vehicle slams straight into the house and a car is parked out front (pictured)

As shocked neighbors rush to the house, video shows the door to the silver ute opening and Ms Chubby jumping out of the driver’s seat.

“Call the police quick,” Cindy tells Fred as Mrs. Chubby tries to retrieve her things from the back seat of the vehicle.

As more concerned neighbors emerge from their homes, Mrs. Chubby is seen throwing a bag over her shoulder and attempting to walk away from the ute.

Fred stops Mrs. Chubby from leaving the property before another man grabs her t-shirt as she goes into a sprint.

As shocked witnesses rush home, the door of the silver ute opens and a young woman jumps from the driver's seat (pictured)

As shocked witnesses rush home, the door of the silver ute opens and a young woman jumps from the driver’s seat (pictured)

A man tries to stop the woman from leaving the property before another witness is forced to grab the driver’s t-shirt as she starts running (pictured)

After her failed attempts to leave the property, two men hold on tightly to each of the woman’s arms as a passerby calls the police.

The 20-year-old driver has been charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving, a Western Australia Police spokeswoman said.

Ms Chubby will be summoned to court at a later date.

Mr Roberts said he would ask Carnarvon Council to install a speed bump along Meiklejohn Crescent and possibly Richards Street because drunk drivers had previously crashed into the pavement outside his house, usually around 6 p.m. time.

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