Car crashes into Saanich home

Two teenage girls seen fleeing vehicle that crashed into home on Kenmore Road early Wednesday

Some Gordon Head residents had a rude awakening after a silver Hyundai Accent drove through two fences and crashed into a home in the 1500 block of Kenmore Road early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 3 a.m., police received a call about the late-night accident and responded, along with the Saanich Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance Service. The crash caused significant structural damage, as the vehicle hit one of the supporting corners of the house.

“Structural integrity is an issue – it was an issue for our firefighters last night,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen with Saanich Police. “That’s why the vehicle has been left in place for fear of pulling it out and causing more damage.”

Jantzen said the occupants of the vehicle appear to be two local teenage girls, who fled the scene of the accident and were later tracked down by police.

“There was more than one witness that confirmed for us that two people fled the area,” he said, noting police brought out a K-9 officer in their search efforts.

“Oddly enough, while this was happening and we were actively searching, one of the parents of one of the occupants contacted the Victoria Police, and that led to one of our officers actually speaking with one young lady [early Wednesday].”

He said police haven’t determined the cause of the accident and aren’t sure if drugs or alcohol were a factor. He added that the occupants of the home were uninjured, and that the police report described any other injuries as minor.

In addition to emergency services, B.C. Hydro was called to the scene as the crash caused a local blackout for houses in the immediate area.

Jantzen said it’s too early for charges to be recommended and Saanich Police are expected to continue their investigation, including interviewing other witnesses.

 

Just Posted

Saanich councillor ‘chose pragmatism over politics’ in opposing EDPA replacement

Coun. Rebecca Mersereau acknowledged her opposition shocked many of her supporters

PHOTOS: Car Free YYJ entertains the masses in Victoria

Third annual fair where cars are banned goes off without a hitch

Victoria Board of Education reviews its catchment boundary plans this week

Following consultation process, SD 61 ready to recommend shift in school learning lines

Victoria fulfills period promise with free menstrual products

Tampons, pads and other products available at City Hall and downtown washrooms

Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival returns to its roots, 20 years in

Longstanding music event brings together myriad talent in various genres

WATCH: Barbers battle it out in Victoria

‘Barber Battle’ saw stylists and barbers from across North America go head-to-head

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Police probe report of shooting as Raptors rally continues

There were reports of a woman being injured at the event that celebrates the team’s NBA title win

Oil and gas sector cautious as deadline on Trans Mountain decision nears

Trudeau government expected to announce whether it will approve pipeline for second time on Tuesday

Skipping school costs a dozen B.C. students chance at a new car

Cowichan’s Jared Lammi showed up and won $5,000 cheque toward vehicle, but he can’t drive

Man suffers burns, dog dies in fire in Nanaimo

Structure burns down on Clifford Road property in Cedar

Province comes through with funding for Charleigh Fales

Lake Cowichan toddler only one in B.C. diagnosed with CLN2 Batten disease

People throwing food at a bear in Fernie alarms conservation groups

“Approaching and feeding bears contributes to habituation,” says conservation group

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

Most Read