The driver of a semi-truck is lucky to be alive after he was air-lifted to hospital following crashing into a home in Nanoose Bay.
In a media release, Oceanside RMCP said police, firefighters and paramedics were called to a home in the 2400-block of Island Highway East just before 2 p.m. Monday after the truck crashed into the home.
Police said the tractor itself was completely imbedded within the residence and leaking diesel fuel.
It took several hours for rescue teams to extract the driver from the wreckage before he was transported to hospital by Air Ambulance.
Fortunately, no one was home at the time and no other injuries were reported.
RCMP said the cause of the collision is still under investigation, but say initial indications are that a medical event may be a contributing factor.
Home security cameras show the truck crashing into the home without any signs of breaking.
Video shows the moment a semi-truck crashed into vacant home in Nanoose Bay. It took several hours for rescue teams to extract the driver from the wreckage before he was transported to hospital by Air Ambulance.
It is believed the driver suffered a medical incident. pic.twitter.com/wFGSSWoL7t
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Neighbours say there are at least six people who live in the home.
Crews are still on scene awaiting the removal of the vehicle from the home and there may be traffic delays in the area.