Preliminary police investigation found that the driver went off the side of the road after failing to properly negotiate a bend in the road. The 2007 Chevrolet pickup then rolled through a bushy area and the home’s back yard, ending up with its rear end crashing through the second floor of the residence.
The male driver and his male passenger were taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. with minor injuries. Police say it’s lucky that no one in the home was injured, especially as the adult male who had been sleeping in the second floor bedroom had exited it only moments before the collision. Two other adults were sleeping on the main floor and were uninjured.
“It is remarkable that no one was seriously hurt in this collision” says Prince George RCMP spokesperson, Corporal Craig Douglass. “A few seconds earlier and the results could have been far worse.”
Excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash, and the 28 year old driver from Chetwynd is being investigated for dangerous driving and driving while impaired.