Prince George RCMP are investigating after a pick up truck smashed into the side of a home at the corner of James Drive and Ospika Boulevard early Saturday morning.
No comment was available from police as of press time, but the truck appeared to have missed a turn while driving southbound on Ospika Boulevard, plowed through several trees on the small rise into the house's backyard and embedded itself backwards into a bedroom on the main floor.
Kyle Betkus said he was home with his sister and her boyfriend when the truck crashed into his bedroom, shortly before 2 a.m.
"I was awake... [and] in a different part of the house at that time," Betkus said. "It was quite shocking."
Betkus said he rushed to make sure his sister and her boyfriend, who were in the downstairs suite, were also okay. Everyone in the house was uninjured, he said.
Emergency crews asked them to leave the home for the night, Betkus said, and he hadn't been back inside since the crash as of Saturday afternoon. However, the place was in a complete disarray when he left.
As of Saturday afternoon, Betkus said the family had not heard if and when they will be able to return to the home.
"We don't know how it's going to be," he said.
Several neighbours who heard the crash and came out to see what happened said there appeared to be two people in the truck. One got out and left on foot -but returned later -and another appeared to be injured.
Stephane Caron, whose backyard faces the backyard of the damaged home, said he heard the truck go by, followed by a loud bang.
"They didn't hit the breaks at all. The truck must have been going crazy fast," Caron said. "I saw someone basically running away, so I grabbed the phone and called 911."
While on the phone with police, he walked over and saw the truck embedded into the back of the house.
"We just heard a big explosion, a bang," said a neighbour who asked to only be identified as Bob. "How it got up that high, I don't know. He had to have gone up, launched and flipped."
Bob said in the 30 years he's been in the neighbourhood, the fence of the house has been hit five or six times by vehicles losing control on Ospika Boulevard.
"The back fence was taken out a year or two ago, and hasn't been replaced," Bob said.
Caron, another area resident Joe Cumby and another neighbour who asked not to be identified said they've seen or been directly impacted by vehicles loosing control along that section of Ospika Boulevard.
"That house has been hit a few times, " Cumby said.