Mum pinned under a car as her children watched on in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services were called to Lyons Road, Windsor Gardens in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs  – just after 2am.

Police say the diver, a 37-year-old Dernancourt man, failed to stop at a busy T-intersection and careened into a van, which then spun around.

The car then continued and crashed into the front lounge room of a house.

The woman, 54, was sleeping in the lounge room so as to be closer to an air-conditioner, on a hot Adelaide night.

She was pinned by the car for some time.

The driver was arrested and taken to hospital for blood tests.

The woman suffered minor injuries and the two children who were in the house at the time were not injured, reports 7 news.

Witnesses said they heard a loud bang and were surprised the incident did not cause more extensive damage or injuries.

Share your comments below.

Image via 7 news

  • Such a scary experience, lucky she is ok.


  • How often do we hear of cars crashing into houses lately?! So many lucky escapes, but it happens way too often


  • What a scary situation for the children to be involved in. Luckily the mother only had minor injuries.


  • There has been quite a few accidents at t-junctions where cars have been speeding and lost control. I know of one case where a car careered into a house, damaging the front door and living area. Fortunately the bedrooms weren’t damaged at all. A metre to the other side of the door could have resulted in fatalities. Another one at a t-junction a family and guide dog had just gone inside less than 5 minutes before the car demolished part of an old style tubular steel pool fence, its gate and letterbox. In both of these cases there wasn’t another vehicle involved.


  • It could have been so much worse. I’m glad they just talk about minor injuries.


  • how terrifying for them!


  • A truly terrifying experience for this poor person.


  • A terrible accident,lucky it wasn’t fatal.


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