A vehicle went into a house following a collision at the corner of First Avenue and Nowell Street on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Fawn Larson)

A vehicle went into a house following a collision at the corner of First Avenue and Nowell Street on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Fawn Larson)

Vehicle smashes into house after being struck by alleged hit-and-run driver in Chilliwack

Incident happened at intersection of First Avenue and Nowell Street in Chilliwack

A vehicle plowed into a house at the corner of First Avenue and Nowell Street after it was hit by a truck on Saturday.

According to witnesses on scene, the driver of a pickup truck was travelling south on Nowell Street when their vehicle collided with a red car on First Avenue at around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. There are stop signs at that intersection for vehicles on Nowell Street.

After it was struck, the red car went over the sidewalk, across a lawn and into a house on First Avenue, narrowly missing a tree.

A vehicle went into a house following a collision at the corner of First Avenue and Nowell Street on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Fawn Larson)

A vehicle went into a house following a collision at the corner of First Avenue and Nowell Street on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Fawn Larson)

The truck is described as an older, dirty, blue Chevrolet pickup, and the driver allegedly fled the scene.

The female driver of the car was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

The corner of First and Nowell has been a problem intersection for a while. Another hit-and-run, where a woman on a bicycle was struck, happened on Oct. 8, 2020.

READ MORE: Cyclist injured after alleged hit-and-run in Chilliwack

Chilliwack resident, Fawn Larson, who lives near the intersection started a petition to get a well-lit crosswalk installed there following the cyclist hit-and-run.

READ MORE: Woman starts petition for lit, pedestrian-controlled crosswalk after hit-and-run in Chilliwack

“It’s hardly the first time and most certainly won’t be the last,” Larson said, following the Oct. 2 incident.

“What I am wishing to accomplish here is a pedestrian-controlled, bright, well lit-up crosswalk that no one can miss as this is a very active and speedy area that has a lot of pedestrians crossing,” she wrote in her online petition at change.org.

To add your name to the petition, go to chng.it/TjKgGKBk.


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