Lucky escape for Kirkintilloch family after car ploughs into living room

A family of four have escaped with only minor injuries after an out-of-control car careered into their house.

The drama unfolded last night (Monday, October 27) at around 7pm in Waterside Road, Kirkintilloch, where Lindy and Stephen Wright live with their children Holy and Scott.

The Waterside Road crash site

The Waterside Road crash site

A Vauxhall Astra, which appears to have approached Waterside Road from Bankhead Road, crashed through a fence and wall to end up fully inside the semi-detached house’s living room.

It’s understood that two people were taken to hospital but police say there were no “serious or significant injuries”.

On Tuesday morning a tarpaulin had been placed over the huge hole in the wall, with the car remaining inside the house and a police car stationed outside.

One resident told the Herald that there had been problems with speeding cars in the area for years.

She said: “You see them speeding up and down Bankhead Road all the time. We’re always saying that it’s going to end up in tragedy.

“When I saw the police cars last night I instantly thought the worst but thankfully everybody seems to be ok. It’s a real blessing.”

Click on our video above to see the aftermath of the crash.