SUV drives through Lux­ury Es­tates din­ing room

The Compass - - Sports - BY CHRIS LEWIS chris.lewis@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Res­i­dents and staff at Lux­ury Es­tates got quite a fright when an SUV drove through a wall of the build­ing Thurs­day morn­ing, June 8.

The SUV, driven by the daugh­ter of a res­i­dent at lux­ury es­tates, drove through the right side of the din­ing room at around 10:30 a.m.

Kim Janes, man­ager of Lux­ury Es­tates, told The Com­pass Thurs­day af­ter­noon that a staff mem­ber who was in the din­ing room at the time suf­fered mi­nor in­juries, and the driver was brought to the hos­pi­tal with un­known in­juries.

Janes said res­i­dents were fed lunch in the loung­ing area, which had been con­verted into a makeshift din­ing room for the time be­ing.

“It’s scary,” said Janes, “but no one was se­ri­ously hurt, and at the end of the day, that’s the main thing. A wall can al­ways be re­placed.”

Ex­ten­sive dam­age was done to the wall, but Janes said that Butt’s Con­struc­tion hope to have a tem­po­rary fix ready for res­i­dents to­mor­row, and will con­tinue to work on a more per­ma­nent fix.

The ex­act cause of the ac­ci­dent is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, though Janes said the driver was there to pick up her mother, so she feels as though it was noth­ing more than an ac­ci­dent.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

The SUV crashed through the din­ing room wall at Lux­ury Es­tates at around 10:30 a.m.

CHRIS LEWIS/THE COM­PASS

Butt’s Con­struc­tion work­ing to get the din­ing room a tem­po­rary fix to be ready for the fol­low­ing day.

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