The car landed in an almost vertical position against the home in Isabella Plains, in Canberra’s south. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis)
A woman and a baby boy have been hospitalised with minor injuries after a car they were travelling in came off the road and became wedged in a home in Isabella Plains in Canberra’s south.
Just after lunchtime on Wednesday, a black sedan crashed into the house at the corner of Ellerston Avenue and Drumston Street.
According to witnesses at the scene, the car came within just metres of a woman who was home at the time.
The car appeared to have crashed into a fence after leaving the road, before landing in an almost vertical position against the wall of the building.
Neighbour Brett Rundle said he ran to the scene after hearing a loud noise to find a woman and a baby boy in the car.
A crane lifted the car from the Isabella Plains home on Wednesday afternoon. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis)
“I [saw] the neighbour run out her back door. I yelled out to her ‘is everything OK?’ and she goes, ‘no, there’s a car in my house’,” Mr Rundle said.
Mr Rundle said he helped free the pair from the vehicle.
“Mum was in a lot of shock and bub seemed OK — crying and upset, but otherwise bub was in pretty good shape and no cuts, no injuries or anything,” he said.
“I think mum had, by the look of it, a little bit of back pain.”
Car landed ‘about two metres’ from resident
A witness said two people, a woman and baby, were in the car at the time of the crash. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis)
A crane was being used to extract the car from the edge of the property.
Barry, who was also nearby at the time, described hearing a loud bang.
“[It was] almost embedded like it’s hit the roof and caved in part of this garage roof of this house,” he told ABC Radio Canberra.
“I was talking to a lady outside of the house. It’s her mother’s house and apparently she was sitting in the loungeroom when it happened about two metres away.”