A MOTHER and her young son were lucky to escape serious injury when a car ploughed into a Harlaxton unit Tuesday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the Abelia St home about 5.45pm with reports a car had smashed through a brick wall.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service station officer Tim Akers described the scene as an accident, with the occupants of the house lucky to escape injury.

EMERGENCY services rushed to a Harlaxton street late yesterday after a car ran into a house.
EMERGENCY services rushed to a Harlaxton street late yesterday after a car ran into a house. Nev Madsen

He said the male driver had just finished carrying his groceries inside when he went to reverse the car.

"As he has come back outside, he's assumed the car was in reverse," Mr Akers said.

"The car was running and consequently, he's put his foot on the accelerator and the car has gone through the wall.

"His wife and small child were inside, just on the right hand side of the car, so he's quite lucky he's missed both his wife and small child."

The driver and his family had been staying with friends who were the tenants of the property.

LUCKY ESCAPE: A young mother and son were lucky to escape serious injury after a car ploughed into a Harlaxton unit.
LUCKY ESCAPE: A young mother and son were lucky to escape serious injury after a car ploughed into a Harlaxton unit. Nev Madsen

The tenant, who did not wish to be named, said it was a shock to get the call from the emergency services, but was thankful no-one was injured. He raced home as soon as he got the phone call.

"It was a big shock to get that call," he said.

"We were relieved they weren't injured.

"I want to say thanks to the Queensland Police, the ambulance and Queensland Fire (and Emergency Service) for how quickly they got there, and their support.

"Also to my real estate who owns the house and is a friend."

The resident spent Tuesday night at the Norville Hotel before finding another rental property Wednesday morning.



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