EMERGENCY services rushed to a Harlaxton street last night after a car ran into a house.

Luckily, an infant child and a woman who were resting on a bed were uninjured despite a close call.

Emergency services inspect damage to an Abelia St house from a runaway car.
Emergency services inspect damage to an Abelia St house from a runaway car. Nev Madsen

Toowoomba Fire and Emergency Services station officer Tim Akers said a householder had returned from grocery shopping and had taken some groceries into the house in Abelia St.

He then returned to the car, not realising that the engine was still running. He put his foot on the accelerator and the car ran forward smashing though a brick wall.

The house was not habitable after the crash and engineers were being called to check the structure.

The car caused extensive damage in the house.
The car caused extensive damage in the house. Nev Madsen

Project 'a waste of rate payers money'

Project 'a waste of rate payers money'

The news of the $2.5M upgrade didn't go down well with some locals.

Look inside the mine that made the Melbourne Cup

Look inside the mine that made the Melbourne Cup

See the mine that made this year's Melbourne Cup.

Bike ride was a 'breathtakingly stupid decision'

Bike ride was a 'breathtakingly stupid decision'

"It was a breathtakingly stupid decision to get on a motorbike.”

Local Partners