Three Oak Bay firetrucks pictured outside of the fire-hall. Black Press Media File Photo

Three Oak Bay firetrucks pictured outside of the fire-hall. Black Press Media File Photo

Nobody injured after man’s vehicle leaves road, hits Oak Bay house on Saturday

The man got out of his vehicle on his own before Oak bay crews arrived at the Bowker Avenue home

A man walked away with no significant injuries after his car left the road and hit the side of a house in Oak Bay Saturday evening.

The man was heading north on Cadboro Bay Road before his vehicle left the road and struck the side of a house— that had two people inside at the time —in the 2300-block of Bowker Avenue around 7 p.m. on March 20.

Police say neither of the people inside the house were injured.

“At this point, we believe that it may have been a medical issue that led to the accident,” Mark Fisher, Oak Bay police’s deputy chief, said on Monday.

Gord Marshall, Oak Bay Fire’s assistant chief, said the man received treatment on scene and was taken to hospital as a precaution. The man was out of his vehicle when crews arrived.

“He was able to get out on his own,” Marshall said.

The vehicle damaged the exterior of the house.

“It wasn’t directly driven into, it kind of hit the side of the house,” Marshall said.

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The house had a crack in the foundation, but Marshall said it was hard to tell whether or not that was already there.

“It was fortunate there were no pedestrians in the intersection and there were no injuries,” Marshall said.


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