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Granny shocked as car crashed into her home

A vehicle has driven into a residence on Wilson St West Mackay
A vehicle has driven into a residence on Wilson St West Mackay Jacob Miley

UPDATE: THE car that plummeted into a West Mackay home left the grandma inside shocked and stunned.

Beryl Waddington was inside the Wilson St home, when a man drove his car into the house just before 9am.

"I heard a bang - and the car was just stuck in the fence and they were just getting out of it," she said.

"I was stunned - I don't know whether I said anything (to the driver and passenger)."

The man who was driving seems to have escaped injury, although his passenger, a 25-year-old woman, was transported to the Mackay Base hospital with a suspected broken leg.

 

Paul Meir lives across the road - and he has lived there his whole life.

He didn't see the crash, though he heard the big bang.

"This happens all the time - particularly in this street," he said. "I get my kids out here all the time, this is crazy.

"You got to be hooking a bit of pace to get halfway across that paddock," he said.

Mackay Police District Duty Officer Emma Novosel said initial investigations revealed the man had lost control of his vehicle and had gone across the vacant lot into the Wilson St home.

She said it was a timely reminder for people to watch their speed, particularly with the wet weather around.

"It's important that people watch their speed, allow for extra stopping distance and just generally be safe on the roads," she said.

INITAL: A CAR has driven into a house on Wilson St, West Mackay.

Queensland Ambulance received the call that a car had crashed into the house about 8.50am.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Ambulance are currently on scene.

Paramedics are treating a person, but no one has been taken to hospital yet.

More to come.

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