WHEN Jason and Jessica Palmer settled down on the couch with their nine-month-old son on Wednesday night, they were simply looking forward to watching the State of Origin action on TV.

Instead the Pialba residents found themselves at the centre of something that could have been straight from an action movie when a four-wheel drive ploughed through their front window, pushing them across the room on their couch.

"All I remember is hearing a screech and then suddenly getting closer and closer to the TV," Jason said.

"I thought it was all over."

Miraculously, all three escaped serious injury, sustaining just a few cuts each from the broken lounge room window.

The driver, however, was taken to hospital with significant injuries.

The 34-year-old was discharged from the Hervey Bay Hospital late on Thursday afternoon to appear in court on charges of drink-driving, dangerous operation of a vehicle and driving without a licence.

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

Jason and Jessica now face the task of cleaning up the mess, but say they are just happy to be alive.

"When we came back from the hospital and looked at it, I thought: 'Honestly, how are we still alive?'" Jason said.

"It's unbelievable."

 

The four-wheel drive that crashed into the lounge room of the Palmer family's Pialba home.
The four-wheel drive that crashed into the lounge room of the Palmer family's Pialba home. Jessica Palmer
The four-wheel drive pushed palm trees from the front garden into the lounge room of the house in Pialba.
The four-wheel drive pushed palm trees from the front garden into the lounge room of the house in Pialba. Jessica Palmer
The window frame was pushed against the back of the lounge, which was pushed across the room, in the crash.
The window frame was pushed against the back of the lounge, which was pushed across the room, in the crash. Jessica Palmer


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