Crews remove a vehicle that rolled into a house in the 1000-block of Tillicum Road on Tuesday morning. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Update: Mechanical issues cause van to crash into Greater Victoria home

Homeowners heard a crash during their morning coffee, no injuries reported

Residents in the 1000 block of Tillicum Road received an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a white van crashed into the yard of a home.

The vehicle flipped onto its side after tearing up a garden and coming to rest near the front corner of the house, at around 8:30 a.m. Cst. Matt Rutherford of the Victoria Police Department said the crash appears to have been caused by a mechanical issue.

“Another vehicle was travelling west on Selkirk Ave and attempted to make a right hand turn onto Tillicum and collided with the other vehicle. The vehicle then ended up on the front yard of a residence in the 1000-block of Tillicum Road,” Rutherford wrote in an email.

Kathy Masse and Laura Anderson were home getting ready for work when they heard a loud bang.

“Knew it was the house. Came running outside and seen the guy climbing out of the window of the car. And there was a car on its side in my driveway,” Anderson said, wearing a housecoat and towel wrapped around her hair.

They said they didn’t know about the driver, but no one inside the house was injured.

“What a way to wake up,” Masse said.

Traffic was reduced to one lane on Tillicum Road until first responders were able to remove the van.


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Homeowners and renters assess damage after a vehicle rolled into their house on Tillicum Road. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

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