UPDATE: Police in Surrey investigate after car crashes into home
WATCH (above): A car slams into a Surrey home and two people are seen running from the scene. Neighbours help nab the alleged driver and passenger. Rumina Daya reports.
A Surrey family is in shock after a car slammed into their home overnight.
A Chrysler crashed into a bedroom in the basement of the Desai’s home on 78th Avenue and 122-A Street shortly after midnight.
The car landed in their 18-year-old son’s bedroom and landed on top of the bed. No one was hurt because their son, a Simon Fraser University student, was away.
His father, Nazir says “he’s pretty lucky.” No one was hurt, but it could have been a close call.
The two young suspects were trapped inside the home and ended up running down the hallway and out the front door. One suspect was followed by a neighbour and police managed to locate him.
RCMP questioned one man but he was later released. It’s unclear whether the registered owner of the car was driving because he never reported his vehicle being stolen. He’s been charged under the motor vehicle act with driving without consideration of others and failing to remain at the scene. No criminal charges have been laid.
Surrey RCMP Cpl Bert Paquet said police can serve a violation ticket to the registered owner if they cannot confirm who was behind the wheel of the vehicle at the time of the incident.
Sadly, this is the third time the Desai property has been hit since 2005. They’ve tried putting up cement blocks, reflector tape and even a big sign but the safety measures are not helping. Now the family is pleading to the City of Surrey for help.
Damage to the home and the vehicle is extensive.
Meanwhile, Vancouver police are investigating after a car crashed into an East Vancouver home.
It happened around two yesterday afternoon.
Police say the vehicle drove off the road at Pandora and Slocan, rammed through a fence and hit the house.
The driver was freed from the car and taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Fortis BC sent a crew to the accident scene because the crash caused a gas leak at the house.
Fortunately no one was inside at the time.