A police officer surveys the scene where a man was struck in his home by a minivan.

Man struck by minivan in his home

Police say speed, alcohol and drugs are all possible contributing factors in the crash.

A man is in critical condition after being struck by a minivan that hit his home in the middle of the night on the weekend.

The 38-year-old man was watching TV in his basement suite at about 3 a.m. Saturday when a Chevy Uplander crashed through his home, pinned him against the opposite wall and started a fire in the unit.

The man is described as in critical but non life-threatening condition. He suffered extensive injuries to his head and foot, and fractures to a leg and upper arm.

Mounties say the vehicle, driven by a 20-year-old, was traveling at a high rate of speed down 72 Avenue, when it attempted a turn at 125 Street. The vehicle jumped a curb, crossed a lawn and crashed into the basement suite.

The driver then ran from the scene, but was apprehended by Mounties using a police dog to track him.

Speed, alcohol and drugs are all being considered as contributing factors in the accident. Charges are also being considered.

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