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Car hits house, missing sleeping baby
Car hits house, missing sleeping baby

A Queens Park family came within metres of tragedy last night when a car smashed into their home and narrowly missed their sleeping 21-month-old son.

Isatu Jackson-Kawa woke up to the sound of a car ploughing into her carport on Irene McCormack Way about 11.40pm.

The Ford Futura sedan, driven by a 23-year-old woman, had careered across the front lawn, taking out most of the carport and damaged the family's two cars.

Mrs Jackson-Kawa, her husband and her baby boy were fast asleep in the front bedroom, just metres from the impact zone.

"The bedroom is just there so we're really lucky that she went that way," Mrs Jackson-Kawa said.

"We were asleep so all we heard was this loud bang and then we looked through the window and my husband said, 'Somebody has crashed.'

"I heard the lady scream that's when I rushed out because I realised somebody was hurt."

The skidmarks on the lawn and extensive damage show just how close the family was to disaster, but Mrs Jackson-Kawa's first concern was the driver's wellbeing.

"She did say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry,' but we were more worried about her because she was bleeding from the head," she said.

"We were trying to make sure she was OK."

The 23-year-old driver was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with minor injuries.

Her male passenger was unharmed.

SES volunteers placed structural props under the carport last night to stabilise it while the family awaits repairs.

Mrs Jackson-Kawa, who said there were regularly cars speeding through the area, urged people to think of the consequences and slow down.

"Sometimes they go really fast and often there are kids riding their bicycles," she said.

"Just slow down. She could have been killed last night."

Police are investigating the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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