Friday afternoon resembled a bit of a demolition derby on the downtown streets, as a black Ford Explorer caused extensive damage to a number of vehicles parked along Third street.
The Explorer turning onto Third appears to have bounced off the sidewalk, run down a sign and hit a car and a minivan before finally coming to a stop.
All of Prince Rupert's emergecny services reported to the scene with the driver quickly was taken up to Prince Rupert Regional Hospital for treatment, while authorities dealt with the dented vehicles left behind.
The Daily News had a summary of the incident in Monday's paper.
SUV leaves a trail of destruction
By Kris Schumacher
The Daily News
Monday, April 28, 2008
Members of the Prince Rupert Fire Department, BC Ambulance and Prince Rupert RCMP were all on scene within minutes after a black Ford Explorer did extensive damage to several parked vehicles on Third Street.
It is unknown at this time what caused the male driver of the SUV to apparently lose control after turning onto the one-way street from Second Avenue West. The driver was taken to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital by ambulance within minutes of the accident.
Upon turning, police believe the SUV went onto the sidewalk on Third Street, where it ran over a parking sign and knocked off a licence plate before continuing and striking a parked blue Acura Integra. Police believe the vehicle then crossed the street and hit a white minivan before coming to rest.
The driver of the SUV is believed to have been the only person injured as a result of the incident. The owner of the Acura expressed relief that a dog inside her vehicle escaped unharmed.