Three people have been transported to hospital following a horrific early morning crash in Brampton, Ontario. Just after 1:30 AM Wednesday morning, police were called to a residential neighbourhood on Creditview Road where they discovered a car with several passengers up in flames.
Reportedly, the car was flying down the street at high speeds when it smashed through a fence, hit a tree, and eventually stopped on someone's lawn. Around that time, the car caught fire from the impact.
Crash - Creditview and WIlliams Pkwy. Three men pulled from vehicle through sunroof while it was on fire by area residents. They’re lucky to be alive. Dramatic Video by @Deandre90995515 who assisted the men. #Brampton pic.twitter.com/dtu8PTA1sU— Tony Smyth (@LateNightCam) August 29, 2018
“I was up playing video games and I heard a like ruckus outside. I thought a car crash happened… I saw the car on its side in flames. I heard people screaming,” one neighbour told CP24.
Witnesses told CP24 that the passengers tried to escape through the sunroof, but sustained serious injuries in the process. One nearby resident helped the passengers climb out of the burning car when they saw them struggling.
Car bursts into flames up against house after spectacular crash on Creditview Rd in Brampton involving speed and alcohol. Car missed dead-end turn and plowed thru fences/struck trees & parked vehicles before rolling up against house. 3ppl hurt. Driver charged with impaired. pic.twitter.com/41r4eC3lB8— carl hanstke (@carl680) August 29, 2018
Dramatic footage shows the car completely engulfed in the blaze, flames climbing up the outside of the home. The fire reportedly caused significant damage to the home. Some residents inside the home managed to escape, but others were trapped inside. Thankfully, firefighters arrived to put out the flames and rescue them.
Two of the three passengers in the vehicle are now being treated in a trauma centre for severe injuries. The person behind the wheel faces impaired driving charges.
Police remain on scene and have blocked off a large area around the home for investigation.