A limo that crashed into a Surrey home early Sunday morning had not been removed by midday Monday.
Structural engineers have their work cut out for them, police say.
RCMP are liaising with the homeowners and engineers to ensure that when the limo is removed it doesn’t cause the home to collapse.
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According to Sergeant Duane Honeyman, RCMP received a call from Surrey Fire Rescue at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday that a limousine had smashed into a home near the corner of 144 Street and 74 Avenue, leaving it partially destroyed.
“The concern is that upon removing the vehicle, if the car is actually supporting the house… we obviously don’t want to do anymore damage to the house,” said Honeyman.
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Police say the vehicle was travelling northbound on 144 Street and went off-road to the right into the residence causing major damage to the house.
The limo is said to have struck a pole on the west side of 144 Street before careening into the home, although police have yet to determine exactly how the crash occurred.
Honeyman said that the investigation will look at whether mechanical failure, drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the incident.
No arrests or charges have been made.
Police say the limo’s driver remains in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still looking for witnesses who may have seen the collision or the limo being driven before the collision. Anyone with information can call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.