Car crashes into house

A DRIVER was lucky to escape serious injury after the vehicle she was driving ploughed into a house in Stratford on Saturday evening.

Police said the green SUV continued through an intersection and smashed through a fence before crashing into the house.

The accident happened about 6.30pm, in Lee St, at the intersection of Old Redbank Rd, Stratford.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Sale Hospital with minor injuries.

There were no passengers in the car, and no one home was at the time of the collision.

Police, CFA, ambulance and SES attended. Nine SES members helped to remove the car.

They also worked to stablise the house, provide weather protection and undertake works to ensure public safety at the scene afterwards.

Police are investigating, and appealing for witnesses or those with dash cam footage to come forward.

People with information can phone Sale police on 5142 2200 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.