Victoria woman says she’s grateful to still be alive after car crashes into her apartment

WatchLita Moth is still processing the shock of what happened after a car crashed into her apartment over the weekend. Tahmina Aziz reports.

Lita Moth is still processing the shock of what happened over the weekend.

She said she’s grateful to still be alive after she narrowly missed catastrophic injury the moment a car drove into her apartment on Saturday.

“It was unreal. I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was some kind of really bad dream,” she said.

Her living room is nearly unrecognizable with debris everywhere and many of her belongings destroyed, but she still carries on with a smile on her face.

As Moth stood in the middle of her living room, she recalled the moment when the crash happened.

“So, I was sitting right here on this couch, watching Jeopardy,” she said, pointing to the red sofa behind her.

“I texted my mother. It was commercial break. I stood up and by the time I went around that corner, it was like a bomb exploded right here in the living room.”

And it was that decision to leave the room which saved Moth’s life.

“It’s still a little bit unnerving to talk about,” she said. “I’m just so grateful to be alive.”

She and her partner have lived in the suite for about a year, but now with the apartment severely damaged, she doesn’t know where she’s going to live and how long it’ll take for it to get repaired.

“I just have to have faith,” Moth said. “So much remains uncertain. I don’t really know what’s going to happen.”

Victoria police said the driver wasn’t impaired and that no one was injured.

They continue to investigate the incident and are looking to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle crash into the apartment building.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VicPD at 250-995-7654 extension 1 or to report anonymously by contacting Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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