Vehicle crashes into Lumby residence

Elderly occupants of home were not injured during the incident

An elderly Lumby couple have been displaced after a vehicle crashed into their home.

Emergency personnel received reports just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday that a pickup truck had left Vernon Street, took out a power pole and struck a house.

“There were no major injuries even though the elderly residents were in the house at the time,” said Tony Clayton, Lumby fire chief.

“The residents are in the care of emergency social services.”

About $10,000 to $20,000 in damages was done to the house and a structural assessment will be needed to determine if the residents can return.

Vernon Street, which is Highway 6, was closed for an hour-and-a-half because of live power lines on the road.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

“It looks like someone missed the corner. There are no speed marks and no liquor was involved,” said Cpl. Henry Proce, with the Lumby RCMP.