A two-year-old girl has been injured after a car smashed into a family home in the NSW Illawarra region before bursting into flames.
It’s believed the driver of a Holden Cruze lost control before leaving the road and hitting the main bedroom of the single storey home on Lake Avenue, Cringila, around 3.30am.
The Cruze only narrowly missed a 24-year-old woman, 26-year-old man and their young daughter, who were all asleep in the room at the time.
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To make matters worse, the car’s engine bay then caught alight, with the blaze quickly spreading to the rest of the house.
Firefighters were called and extinguished the blaze.
The two-year-old sustained minor injuries while her parents escaped unharmed. The 21-year-old man behind the wheel and his 35-year-old passenger also weren’t hurt.
The driver was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative result before being taken to the Lake Illawarra Police Station.
He has since been charged with driving whilst disqualified, drive in a manner dangerous to the public and negligent driving.
He was granted conditional bail and will appear at the Port Kembla Local Court on September 25.
Inquiries into what happened in the lead up to the crash are continuing.