Elderly man injured as ute smashes into Coast home
A PEACEFUL evening was interrupted for a Sunshine Coast woman when a ute careered into the front of her home.
Police were called to the Coolum Beach home on Wednesday night after an elderly man lost control of his ute, crashing it into the front of the Learg St home.
Neighbour Mike Styles said he heard an "almighty bang" from the street last night and rushed outside to investigate.
"We were having tea and heard a loud bang,"
"He was parked under the palm trees pointing down the hill," Mr Styles said.
"It was just a freak accident," Mr Styles said.
"He's very lucky he didn't get seriously hurt."
Luckily, no cars were parked in the garage so the damage was only to the door and face of the building.
Mr Styles said the driver didn't know how the car had lost control.
"He's not sure if he knocked the handbrake, into neutral, or out of gear," Mr Styles said.
When the Toyota Hilux began to roll the driver reportedly chased the vehicle trying to grab at the wheel.
He was knocked to the ground, with the car crashing through the garage of a neighbouring home.
The driver was taken to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition and has since been discharged.