Police are looking for the driver of one of three vehicles involved in a collision that destroyed a garage in south Regina Thursday morning.
Police were called to the Ring Road around 12:30 a.m. to the area by the off-ramp onto Albert Street northbound. They say an SUV was going westbound on the Ring Road when it hit a van parked on the side of the road. That caused a semi to hit the van before the semi went through the ditch and into the yards of two homes on Logan Crescent.
Nawa was awake and sitting in a room in the back of his house on Logan Crescent when he heard something that sounded like like a long rumble of thunder.
“So I looked back and I saw the garage collapsed,” he described. “So I walked to the front and I saw the truck less than a foot (away) from my house.”
Nawa says he went to go make sure the driver of the semi was OK.
“He said he’s fine, he (was) fine to open the door,” Nawa said.
“He had (a) bleeding nose and blood on the hands. Other than that, he was OK.”
Nawa’s concern then turned to the truck itself, worried that something may be leaking from the large tank.
“He insisted that if it leaked, we should smell (it) … we didn’t smell anything.”
Police were called, but by the time officers arrived, the driver of the SUV was gone.
Sarah Naqvi has lived on Logan Crescent for 50 years, and while she has seen vehicles from the Ring Road go through fences before, she’s never seen anything like Thursday morning’s crash.
“I’ve never seen anything as big as this before. Nothing’s come this close to the houses,” Naqvi said.
Despite his garage and car being destroyed by the crash, Nawa was just thankful that the truck didn’t damage his house. He looks forward to building a new garage.
Police ask anyone with information on the collision to call the police service at 306-777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.