Pickup plows into Tenth Avenue house

Friday afternoon accident in Keremeos results in pickup embedded in house

A tow truck prepares to pull a pickup out of a residence at the corner of Bridge Street and Tenth Avenue on Friday

Residents inside a modular home at the corner of Tenth Avenue and Bridge Street had genuine reason to believe the world was indeed coming to an end after a pick up truck careened into their building on Friday afternoon. Police, ambulance and fire department personnel were paged around 2 p.m. on December 21 to the Tenth Avenue address to find a pick up truck wedged into the garage portion of the home. The pickup truck appeared to have been travelling in a westerly direction on Tenth when it lost control, striking a power pole and travelling an additional 30 metres before becoming lodged in the west corner of the house. Part of the modular home’s skirting was also extensively damaged. It is believed that the single occupant of the vehicle fled the scene. Police are investigating. Motorists are cautioned to use care on village side streets and secondary roads in the region due to severe icing conditions. A significant amount of additional snow is expected over the next few days.

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