This was not the Canada Day that residents of one street were expecting. A high-speed Brampton car crash left a quiet residential street looking like a disaster movie on July 1. Videos show the driver apparently lose control, smash through a fence, flip numerous times, and hit a parked car.
The dramatic incident shattered Canada Day celebrations on Wednesday on Commodore Drive in Brampton.
Peel Police say the driver, a man in his 20s, suffered only minor injuries, per CBC.
According to police, the driver lost control on Williams Parkway before smashing through a fence and flipping numerous times in the quiet street nearby.
Video footage of the crash shows the car swerving on a bend of the Parkway before eventually coming to rest amid rubble and chaos.
Const. Danny Marttini told CBC she cannot say how fast the driver was going at the time of the crash. The driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle.
Const. Marttini said, per Newstalk1010, that it's "pretty amazing" that the driver was able to walk away virtually unharmed.
In the crash vid, the driver can be seen hurtling through a fence, apparently knocking trees out of the ground, before rolling several times and landing on a parked car.
Another video shows the devastating aftermath in the street.
According to the Instagram user who posted the aftermath video, the driver was travelling at around 150 km/h when he crashed. This has not been confirmed by authorities.
While this one didn't end anywhere near as badly as it could have done, Brampton has suffered enough from car crashes in recent times.
A speeding driver killed a mother and her three young daughters in the city two weeks ago, on June 18, in an incident that shocked Southern Ontario.
A GoFundMe campaign for the family of those killed raised over $100,000 in its first 16 hours after that incident. It currently stands at over $423,000 at the time of writing.
As for this latest crash, the investigation continues.
"I can’t say for sure speed is a factor, but it’s for sure something (investigators) will be looking at," Const. Marttini added, via the Toronto Sun.