A HERVEY Bay couple returned home last night to find a car had smashed through the front of their house. 

A 4WD drove into the address on the corner of Miller and Pulgul StS, at about 10pm last night causing structural damage.

Sergeant Bruce Hodgins said the driver was aged about 60 and alcohol could have been involved.

Damage to a house at the corner of Pulgul and Miller streets in Urangan after a 4WD ran into the bedroom.
Damage to a house at the corner of Pulgul and Miller streets in Urangan after a 4WD ran into the bedroom. Alistair Brightman

"We are puzzled as to why there aren't skid marks on the road and we are conducting further enquiries," he said.

"It appears he's come off the side of the roundabout, and hit the curb of the guttering, and smacked into the house.

"We believe alcohol was a factor in the incident."

The driver was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital with minor injuries

The room that was driven into was a spare bedroom.

Had somebody been sleeping in there at the time, Sgt Hodgins said it could have been a fatal ending.

"Somebody could have been easily killed," he said.

A 4WD that crashed into the bedroom of a house at the corner of Pulgul and Miller streets in Urangan is towed from the scene.
A 4WD that crashed into the bedroom of a house at the corner of Pulgul and Miller streets in Urangan is towed from the scene. Alistair Brightman

Sgt Hodgins urges everyone to slow down where appropriate, particularly at intersections and roundabouts.  

"Police can't be at every intersection every day of the year to make sure people adhere to the rules," he said.

"It's their lives (drivers) need to look after. "

The car had to be removed from the home at about 8.30am on Thursday morning after the home was checked for damage.

The residents of the Urangan house have lived at the address for 18 years.

The crash was the second in Urangan within the space of about an hour on the night.

A woman was charged after she crashed into a pole and brought down powerlines.


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