(Wayne Arm)

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.

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.

Nanoose Bay VFD, BC On SceneAttending for a semi truck into a house on Monday afternoon. Lantzville Fire Rescue also attended. The residents of the house escaped unharmed. The truck driver was trapped in his cab and his current condition is unknown.Video credit: Chris Bush (@ChrisBushphotog) / The Nanaimo News Bulletin.

Posted by Wayne Arm on Monday, October 3, 2022

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