(Photo by Chantal Sutherland/Facebook)

The driver who crashed his pickup truck into a residence on Sooke Road was suffering from a “medical episode”, according to West Shore RCMP.

At around 3:20 p.m. on Monday November 4th, a white pickup truck drove into a home on the 2700 block of Sooke Road and landed in the living room.

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Police say there were three residents in the home at the time of the incident, but no one was injured as a result of the crash.

However, gas and hydro lines were damaged in the collision so authorities evacuated the residents while gas and hydro companies shut off the lines to the home.

The driver of the vehicle was 52-year-old Shane Robertson, owner of Sooke Gutter, who police say was suffering from a medical episode at the time of the incident.

He has since identified himself and shared more details of what happened on Facebook.

“It was an episode called cough induced syncope, basically I coughed hard enough to cut the oxygen to my brain and cause me to lose consciousness,” writes Robertson.

He goes on to express how scary it was for him to wake up and realize that he had hit someone’s house, and immediately got out of the truck to check on the residents.

Hi all…yes it was me in the accident today, I'm posting to explain what happened. It was an episode called cough…

Posted by Shane Robertson on Monday, November 4, 2019

Sooke Road was shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the site.

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