Car launches into air, hits Clayton Park apartment
'It really was horrific,' says Parkland Drive resident
A 23-year-old woman is recovering after her vehicle left the road, launched into the air and crashed into an apartment building on Wednesday night, according to Halifax Regional Police.
Officers were called to Langbrae Drive and Parkland Drive around 9:55 p.m.
Police said the small vehicle left the road, struck a fence, drove through trees, launched in the air and hit an apartment building on Parkland Drive about a metre off the ground.
Halifax Regional Fire had to evacuate part of the building.
Diana Latter said she was in bed when the car crashed into her living room.
"I heard this bang," she said.
"It sounded like when a plow blade hits the side of the road or something? That was like the bang that it sounded. That's why I never got up to look because I figured it was a plow blade hitting the road again."
Then, Latter looked out the window and saw the woman in the car.
"It was horrifying. It really was horrific," she said.
Her apartment was heavily damaged. But that's not Latter's main concern.
"She's in worse shape than what this apartment is," said Latter. "This here you can fix. I'm hoping she can be fixed too."
The woman was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash.