A FAMILY is lucky to be alive after a car smashed into their home.
The black car crashed landed on its side in the front garden of the semi-detached house in Wigan Road, Leigh, at 3.45pm on Saturday.
As the vehicle hit the exterior wall, it knocked bricks and glass into the living room, where a family with a one-day-old baby and a one-year-old child were sitting just a short while before.
The male driver escaped without serious injury, and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to assess whether the structure of the house was safe but did not provide any further assistance.
A spokesman for the Leigh Fire Service said: “It was extremely fortunate as the family were in the front room before the car hit the building.
“Glass and bricks were all over the front room and settee because of the impact of the collision. There was debris everywhere. We were very lucky nobody was injured.
“The male driver had managed to get himself out of the vehicle before the emergency services arrived. He suffered cuts and bruises.
“A senior officer from the fire service attended to see if the building was safe and he deemed it was. Luckily no-one was injured and no-one was in the house at the time.”
Greater Manchester Police also attended but did not make any arrests and logged the incident as an accident.