CALGARY — A man in his 30s is dead after his pickup truck crashed into a couple of homes in Calgary.
Stuart Brideaux of EMS says the truck hit a landscaping rock before going through the wall of a garage, hit a car inside, continued through the wall and hit a second garage on the property next door.
Paramedics declared the man dead on scene and there were no other injuries.
It’s unclear what led the driver to lose control shortly after 2 p.m., with shocked neighbours wondering if it could’ve been a medical condition.
James Hopkins lives in the first home that was hit and was on his way home when his father texted him not to be alarmed when he arrived to the site of emergency vehicles.
He says he didn’t know what to expect but didn’t think it would be as bad as it was.
“There’s a lot of damage here,” he says. “I thought it just might have been damage to the garage door or something, but the whole side of the garage is completely gone.”
Sgt. Daran Wood says it’s incredible no one else was hurt.
“We’re extremely lucky there was nobody else injured here, another 15 minutes or so later, this street would’ve likely been full of children and luckily there was nobody inside,” he says.
“In that regard, we were quite lucky.”