Car V. house at Scribblygum Court, Urraween.
Car V. house at Scribblygum Court, Urraween. Alistair Brightman

Grandma crashes car into home

A GRANDMA who had been asked to drive over and baby-sit her grandchildren yesterday announced her arrival in the most extreme of ways when she crashed her car into the family home.

The 53-year-old mistook her brake for the accelerator and ploughed her four-wheel drive through a brick wall and into the lounge room of the home in Scribblygum Court, Urraween.

Windows were shattered, bricks crumbled and cracks formed around outside walls before the car came to a halt.

The owner, who didn't want to be named, said he had asked his mother to come and watch his children while he went to work.

He said he had been giving the children a bath when he heard the noise.

“I thought someone had thrown something at the window,” he said

“When I saw what had happened I just wanted to make sure mum was okay.

“The house can be fixed – I'm just glad no one was hurt.”

Senior Constable Mick Bleakley said the consequences could have been horrific, if anyone had been sitting in the lounge room.

He said police would be contacting the necessary people to survey the scene and decide whether or not the structure of the house had been damaged enough to make it unsafe for the family to stay there.

The accident happened about 9.20am.



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