Car impales Surrey house

Car impales Surrey house

SURREY — A Chrysler 300 impaled a Newton house early Thursday morning, smashing into a bedroom where a kid usually sleeps.

Fortunately, the child is out of town and nobody was injured.

It happened at 12244 78th Ave., at 12:10 a.m. The driver and passenger — two men in their 20s — ran from the scene.

Police later found a man who matched the driver’s description but haven’t been able to determine if it was he.

“Our investigation is continuing,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said.

The Chrysler’s registered owner, who lives nearby, told police he couldn’t identify the driver. But because he’s the owner, police issued him two tickets for driving without due consideration for other and failing to remain at the scene of the crash.

Paquet said the law permits police to ticket registered owners when they can’t identify who had been driving their car when a traffic offence was committed.

“We’re not saying the registered owner was the driver,” he noted.

Paquet said police are looking at all contributing factors in the crash but added it’s doubtful mechanical failure was among them.

“Usually when you have a mechanical malfunction you don’t run from the scene,” he noted. “When it’s not your fault, you have no reason to run.”

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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