First responders were on scene in West Trail early Friday morning after a report that a car had gone over the bank on Hendry Street and hit a house below.

Truck hits house in West Trail

Two people taken to hospital after truck goes down embankment in West Trail on Friday morning.

Two people were transported to the hospital Friday morning after their truck went over a bank and hit a house in West Trail.

Regional Deputy Fire Chief Dan Derby says the call came in from BC Ambulance at approximately 9 a.m.

A  truck was reported to have gone over an embankment on Hendry Street and hit a house below.

“When we arrived on scene we found the vehicle over the bank up and against a house,” Derby explained. “The driver was out of the vehicle but the passenger was still inside.”

As a precautionary measure, both the driver and occupant were transported via ambulance to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

“We were quickly able to determine that utilities were on the other side of the house, so there was no emergency related to the contact between the house and the vehicle,” Derby added. “So our focus became two things – first, to assist the one patient and out of the vehicle.

“And the second, was to stay on scene until the vehicle was pulled up the bank, just in case that didn’t go well and we were required.”

Derby said there didn’t appear to be notable damage to the house.

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