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Dad, mum and baby pushed across lounge room in crash

A four-wheel drive crashed through wall of house in Olive Crt, Pialba during State of Origin III.
A four-wheel drive crashed through wall of house in Olive Crt, Pialba during State of Origin III. Jessica Palmer

UPDATE: A father, mother and baby sitting on a lounge where pushed across the room by a four-wheel drive which crashed through the front window of their house on Wednesday night.

Neighbour Dakota Smith said the corner lounge was up against the window where the four-wheel drive crashed in sending glass and bricks flying across the room.

He said the vehicle went so far into the lounge room only about 30cm of it was sticking out of the house.

Mr Smith said the mother and nine-month-old baby boy suffered cuts.

Early in day it seemed the 34-year-old driver was unlikely to appear in court on Thursday because he was still in hospital but he did face court in the afternoon.

The man was remanded in custody and will reappear on August 29.

EARLIER: A vehicle crashed through the front room of a house in Pialba about 9.10pm on Wednesday during the State of Origin match.

Police said a 31-year-old woman and an infant were in the front room of the house in Olive Crt at the time and received minor injuries.

They were taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.

A 34-year-old local man has been charged with driving under the influence of liquor, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a driver's license.

He is due to face Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday.

 

The front of the Pialba house that a four-wheel drive crashed into has been boarded up.
The front of the Pialba house that a four-wheel drive crashed into has been boarded up. Tracey Joynson
A tow truck at the scene of the four-wheel drive crash in Pialba.
A tow truck at the scene of the four-wheel drive crash in Pialba. Dakota Smith

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