Man who drove truck into Langford home shares his story

Man who drove truck into Langford home shares his story
Pauly LaRouche
A truck driver crashed into a Langford home on Sooke Road.

The man who drove his truck into the living room of a Langford home on Monday has posted has an explanation on social media.

Just before 3 p.m. on Nov. 4, a Chevrolet pick-up truck, which had a trailer attached to it, drove into the corner of a home in the 2700-block of Sooke Road, landing in the living room. A woman and her two daughters who were in the home at the time were not injured.

The crash led to a natural gas leak. Hydro lines were also affected.

West Shore RCMP evacuated the home, which FortisBC and HydroBC shut off lines to the home. Sooke Road was shut down for a number of hours as crews worked.

Police said the driver of the truck was a 52-year-old man who is believed to have suffered from a medical episode at the time of the collision.

On Tuesday, Shane Robertson wrote on Facebook that he was the driver and he had suffered from a “cough-induced syncope” (fainting).

“Extremely scary for me when I woke up and realized I had hit someone’s house. I immediately got out of the truck to check on everybody in the house, fearing the worst,” Robertson wrote.

“I am so grateful to say that the family that lived there were shaken up but uninjured and I will be reaching out to them to make sure they’re taken care of.”

Hi all…yes it was me in the accident today, I'm posting to explain what happened. It was an episode called cough…

Posted by Shane Robertson on Monday, November 4, 2019

Robertson thanked first responders and said he will be unable to drive until his condition is looked at or possibly forever.

Police said they are continuing to investigate the crash.


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