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UPDATE: According to a statement from Oak Bay Police Chief Cst Andy Brinton, the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was a 24-year-old male who was attempting to pass another vehicle when he lost control of his car.

His car crossed the oncoming lane before it jumped the curb, glanced off a tree, continued through a hedge and eventually struck a house.

The natural gas metre of the house was damaged due to the accident, and the Oak Bay Fire Department officials evacuated five homes in the vicinity until Fortis BC was able to attend the site and repair the damage.

The driver of the vehicle and a passenger both sustained minor injuries, mainly from being pushed against their seatbelts. No one in the home was injured, and everyone that had been evacuated returned to their houses just after 11 p.m.

Speed and road conditions were factors in the accident, and the driver was issued a violation ticket for offences under the BC Motor Vehicle Act including Driving With Undue Care and Attention and failure to display a New Driver Sign.

Earlier: Fire crews and police are on site in Oak Bay after a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a home Thursday night.

The crash occurred at about 8:10 p.m. on November 22nd near the intersection of Beach Drive and Bowker Ave.

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As of the time of publication, the 2000-block of Beach Drive remains closed to traffic.

Witnesses tell Victoria Buzz that the vehicle hit a gas meter.

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