A Southgate home suffered extensive damage after a car smashed into it on Tuesday morning.
A Southgate home suffered extensive damage after a car smashed into it on Tuesday morning.

Couple flown to Brisbane after car crashes into house

12.30pm: AN ELDERLY couple have been flown straight to Brisbane after their car ploughed into a house at Southgate this morning.

Police said the couple's Toyota Yaris was second in a line of three cars heading toward Grafton going around the bend just off the Tarrant Bridge.

Inspector Murray Gillett said it appeared car three attempted to overtake the two cars in front, then car two attempted to overtake.

He said it seemed cars two and three clipped each other and car two speared off to the left, crashing through a farm fence, smashing through a section of cyclone fence surrounding the house before slamming into the brick corner pylon of the raised house.

Home owner Sue Webster was inside and heard the crash and felt the thump of the vehicle hitting the house.

Her partner, John McCaffery, was on the property and also heard the crash.

Emergency crews responded quickly after a car crashed into a house on Lawrence Rd, Southgate.
Emergency crews responded quickly after a car crashed into a house on Lawrence Rd, Southgate.

He said by the time he arrived at the scene there were several people from the other cars at the scene.

Inspector Gillett said there were no details of the elderly couple's identity or their injuries, as yet.

10.30pm: A PERSON remains trapped in a car that crashed into a house on Lawrence Rd, Southgate.

The incident happen about 9.45am this morning when the car, heading towards Grafton, came around a bend, left the road and ran through a wire fence and cyclone mesh before crashing into the house.

More to come.


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