Mum crashes into home with two kids in car

An unsupervised learner driver has ploughed into the side of a home in Melbourne’s west. The mother had two children on board when she lost control. Picture: 7News
A mother has ploughed into the side of a home with two children in the car. Picture: 7News

An unsupervised learner driver who was in her car with two children has narrowly avoided a serious crash after her vehicle ploughed into the side of a home.

Footage has captured the moment the 31-year-old crashed into the home on Westmeadows Lane in Melbourne’s western suburb of Truganina about 8.30am on Wednesday.

Victoria Police Acting Sergeant Aaron Bryan said the woman did not have an “authorised driver at the time”.

An unsupervised learner driver has ploughed into the side of a home in Melbourne’s west. The mother had two children on board when she lost control. Picture: 7News
An unsupervised learner driver has ploughed into the side of a home in Melbourne’s west. Picture: 7News
An unsupervised learner driver has ploughed into the side of a home in Melbourne’s west. The mother had two children on board when she lost control. Picture: 7News
Police say the driver panicked. Picture: 7News

Police say the car hit two other vehicles as it was making a right turn onto Westmeadows Lane before it “did a 180”, mounted a kerb and drove through a fence and into a home.

“She’s panicked and driven straight into the house behind me here,” Sergeant told 7News

While the driver sustained a minor injury to her hand, Sergeant Bryan said it was lucky no fatalities had occurred.

“At 8.30am this morning, the weather was quite wet, there were people riding their bikes, children walking to school with their parents, so looking at what’s happened here today, we’re lucky that nothing more serious has happened here,” he said.

Paramedics from Ambulance Victoria assessed two people at the scene, however they were not transported to hospital.

Two others declined to be assessed.

The unsupervised learner driver allegedly crashed into two vehicles before ploughing into the side of a home with two kids in the car.
Video showed the moment the car went flying into the house. Picture: 7 News
The unsupervised learner driver allegedly crashed into two vehicles before ploughing into the side of a home with two kids in the car.
The car appeared to hit the house at high speed. Picture: 7 News
An unsupervised learner driver has ploughed into the side of a home in Melbourne’s west. The mother had two children on board when she lost control. Picture: 7News
The driver sustained a minor injury to her hand. Picture: 7News

The home’s owner, Ari Rana, told 7News that he was uninjured, adding that this wife had been at work at the time of the crash.

“You can’t do much. The thing (that’s) happened has happened,” he said.

Victoria Police is continuing investigations into the incidents and no charges have been laid.