4-month-old child injured as truck crashes into basement of Surrey house (update)

Screengrab courtesy of CTV

Wednesday at 9:28 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a call regarding a truck that had driven into the basement of a house in the 9000-block of Alexandria Crescent. A four-month-old child was injured in the incident and is being treated at hospital.

The 57-year-old driver was taken into police custody. Surrey Traffic Services, the Surrey RCMP Criminal Collision Investigation Team (CCIT), along with the Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services (iCARS) gathered evidence. Surrey CCIT will be continuing with the investigation into the cause of the incident.

CTV reported on Thursday that the baby`s family, who did not want to be identified, said the baby apparently did not suffer any serious injuries. The X-ray and ultrasound tests at BC Children’s Hospital showed everything was normal.

Satinder Manj, the home owner who lived upstairs, said the truck’s wheels were just inches away from the baby. The axle was pressed against the baby’s legs and caused some bruising.

The firefighters used a chainsaw and sledgehammers to open up a hole in the side of the house, CTV reported.

The truck that crashed into the house belongs to Ace Electric Ltd. Company and its manager, Raveen Gounder, told CTV that the driver was on vacation.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact CrimeStoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.