UPDATE: The driver of the pickup truck, 52-year-old Shane Robertson, has stated on social media that he was suffering from “cough induced syncope” at the time of the crash.
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.
Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the crash.
Earlier: West Shore RCMP are advising the public to avoid the 2700-block of Sooke Road if possible.
As of around 3:20 p.m. on Monday afternoon, authorities are responding to an incident in which a white pickup truck drove into a house on Sooke Road.
According to West Shore RCMP, there is a natural gas leak from the house and damaged hydro lines as a result of the crash.
Emergency crews are working to contain the leak, and residents in the immediate vicinity have been evacuated.
Three residents were inside the house, but fortunately there were no injuries.
Police have instated a complete road closure in this area of Sooke Road and traffic is being diverted through Happy Valley Road and Luxton Road.
Sooke Road remained closed for several hours as a result of the crash.