Truck plows into building in northwest Edmonton

Workers in a building that has been hit several times by vehicles want the city to consider making some changes.

Workers say this is not the first time the building has been hit

Workers at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades building say this is not the first time the building has been hit. 1:28

Workers in a building that has been hit several times by vehicles want the city to consider making some changes.

A truck crashed into the side of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades building near 178th Street and 118th Avenue early Saturday morning, leaving a gaping hole through the wall.

Police say the truck was travelling northbound on 178th, when it hit the curb and became airborne.

It took hours for crews to make sure the structure was stable before they could pull the truck out of the wall.

John Tackaberry is with the union. He said this is the second time a vehicle has crashed into the union's building. A third vehicle narrowly missed hitting the building as well, he added.

“ I think this intersection here at the corner of 178th Street and 118th Avenue is one that should be looked at by the city for some sort of traffic light or some sort of barricade at the end of 178th Street,” he said.

No one was seriously injured in the crash.

Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in this morning’s incident. Charges are pending against the driver.

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