This car left the road and crashed into the side of a house in Cannonvale last week.
This car left the road and crashed into the side of a house in Cannonvale last week.

Hoon slams into house

By Jake Dew

A PEACEFUL night's sleep turned into a nightmare for a Cannonvale family last Thursday morning when an out of control vehicle ploughed into the side of their two-storey house.

Rick Adamson and his wife Barb were woken by three large bangs just after midnight.

"I thought there had been a head-on crash out the front of the house but when I went outside I couldn't see anything then I looked down to the side of the house," he said.

What he saw resembled a war zone.

"There was a car, with two guys walking around like they didn't know where they were and bricks and glass smashed everywhere in the front yard." Whitsunday Police officer in charge Inspector Mark Henderson said the Traffic Accident Investigation Unit was investigating.

No-one was seriously injured in the incident, however Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) took a 24-year-old passenger in the car to the Proserpine Hospital.

Besser blocks form the side of the house were thrown about 75m by the impact.

The windows of the car were shattered and glass was thrown across the yard and verandah of the house.

The Adamson's started the clean-up last Thursday.

Their repair bill is expected to be more than $10,000.

Police have charged a man, 24, with drink-driving and dangerous driving.

He is expected to appear in Proserpine Magistrate's Court on Monday.


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