Australind mother, children safe as car slams into home

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
VideoAn Australind mother and her children have had a lucky escape after a car slammed into their home as they played in the backyard.

A mother and her children have had a lucky escape after a car slammed into their Australind house while they were home.

The male driver of the Holden Commodore allegedly lost control on Latour Street about 4pm yesterday before leaving the road, missing a power pole, slamming into a box trailer and then a front room of the house.

The Holden Commodore is towed from the scene.
Camera IconThe Holden Commodore is towed from the scene. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The driver and the family home at the time were not injured in the incident, but the house was significantly damaged.

South West police are continuing their investigation into the incident, but a 29-year-old Australind man has been charged.

He will face Bunbury Magistrates Court at a later date over charges of damage and reckless driving.

The car was seized by police.

Police and firefighters inspect the damage to the home.
Camera IconPolice and firefighters inspect the damage to the home. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times
Police and firefighters inspect the damage to the home.
Camera IconPolice and firefighters inspect the damage to the home. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times
The Holden Commodore is towed from the scene.
Camera IconThe Holden Commodore is towed from the scene. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times
Firefighters work to remove a trailer, which was pushed into the house.
Camera IconFirefighters work to remove a trailer, which was pushed into the house. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times
Police and firefighters inspect the damage to the home.
Camera IconPolice and firefighters inspect the damage to the home. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times
Police are investigating the crash.
Camera IconPolice are investigating the crash. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

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