June 4, 2019 11:26 pm
Updated: June 5, 2019 12:37 pm

Speeding truck slams into Kingston home, leaving hole in basement wall

WATCH: A pick-up truck left behind a swath of destruction in a Kingston neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon.

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A pickup truck left behind a swath of destruction in a Kingston, Ont., neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses say a pickup truck was going at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, striking a light pole and a fence before careening into a house.

A resident and her son on Glengarry Road say they heard a loud crash, just before 3:30 pm Tuesday afternoon.

“We both said, what was that?” says Laurie Khairullah, “and then we let it go because we were getting ready to go to an appointment.

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“We ended up coming out for the appointment and that is when I realized it was more than just a truck.”

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Eyewitnesses tell police that they saw a black pickup truck driving at a high rate of speed down Glengarry Rd., towards Indian Road in Kingston’s Strathcona neighbourhood.

The truck drove over several front lawns, hitting a concrete light standard — which then fell across the road — before crossing the intersection of Glengarry and Indian roads, going through a fence and hitting the lower brick portion of a home at 348 Glengarry Rd.

“It’s crazy. Extensive damage”, says Khairullah.

No one in the home or in the neighbourhood was injured, but there is now a gaping hole in the side of the house, seeing into the basement of the home.

“We are actually going to have a look up here, apparently there is damage all the way down Glengarry,” says Khairullah. “You can see where he went over our driveway and down.”

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Police arrested a male driver at the scene and was transported to hospital. His injuries are unknown.

Kingston police charged the 39-year-old with driving while impaired by drug, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and breach undertaking.

The traffic reconstruction team worked late into the evening and a police drone was brought in, in order to get aerial evidence of the scene.

The investigation continues.

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