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Doorbell camera captures semi-truck crashing into Vancouver Island home

Click to play video: 'New images show damage by truck to Nanoose Bay home'
New images show damage by truck to Nanoose Bay home
WATCH: We are getting a closer look at the destruction left behind when a truck slammed into a home on Vancouver Island. The large white truck is destroyed when it crashed into a Nanoose Bay house. – Oct 5, 2022

A large truck slammed into a house on Vancouver Island Monday afternoon but luckily no one was home at the time.

The incident was also caught on video from a neighbour’s doorbell camera.

The semi-truck driver was travelling on the Island Highway at Nanoose Bay and failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

As a result, the driver lost control and smashed through the side of a recently built house.

Click to play video: 'Semi-truck crashes into Vancouver Island home'
Semi-truck crashes into Vancouver Island home

The four residents of the home were not inside at the time. One of them had just run to the neighbour’s house to borrow something.

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“It just missed a house with a newborn in it and it came through the side of the house … so it collapsed all the floors, the cab was suspended,” resident Sarah Stoneman told Global News. “They just managed to get the driver out … the neighbours said you could hear the driver screaming inside.”

Read more: 2 adults, 1 infant killed in collision with semi-truck on Highway 5

Stoneman described the scene as chaotic and said there was also a fuel leak from the crash.

First responders were able to remove the driver from the wreckage after about three hours.

Police said he was taken to the hospital with “undetermined injuries.”

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