Imagine the shock of leaving the room, only to return to find a vehicle inside your residence and a gaping hole in the wall.
That exact scenario happened near downtown Victoria on Saturday night after a car crashed into an apartment building.
According to VicPD, the incident occurred just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Lee Avenue and Fort Street.
Police were aware the car had crashed into a building but responding officers discovered the vehicle had fully entered a suite in the apartment building.
Luckily, no one was physically hurt in this Saturday night crash in which a vehicle fully entered an apartment at Fort & Lee streets. The occupant of the apartment had left the room moments before the vehicle entered the building. #yyj #yyjtraffic | https://t.co/Mtrw7Fd7t6 pic.twitter.com/YFx5GKlNOp
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 7, 2022
“As officers investigated they learned that the occupant of the suite had left the room moments before crash,” VicPD said in a statement.
Fortunately, despite the damage, neither the occupant of the suite nor the driver of the vehicle were physically injured.
At this time, it’s unclear what caused the driver to crash but police ruled out impairment as one of the causes.
Anyone with information about this incident and have not yet spoken to VicPD investigators are asked to call (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.