A High River Senior was taken to hospital Tuesday, January 22, after running her car into a garage on Macleod Trail and 6th Street S.W.

It happened around 9:45 a.m., when witnesses say the Jeep Cherokee, bounced off a power pole, through a fence and buried itself in the garage of the homeowner, Rudy Krueger.

"I was working in the office upstairs. I heard, it was really funny I would know what this would sound like, but it was like an explosion, like a fuel tank went off or something like that. So I came down and looked around, and initially didn't see anything because my big old Cadillac was parked there and blocked my view."

garage crash jan22 2019 002Homeowner Rudy Krueger says he was glad no one was seriously hurt in the crash, but says it was a surprise to find his garage with a strange vehicle in it.

Witnesses say the vehicle was driven by a senior, described as a 94 year old woman.

Neighbour Kevin David was the first on the scene after witnessing the crash.

"I was on a conference call and looking out the living room window of my house. A Jeep Cherokee, literally drove into the pole. Knocked the pole right off, took it off at the ground and drove into the back of my neighbour Rudy's garage."

David says he immediately went to check on the woman, who he says was a little dazed after the crash, but he says it was understandable given the force of the impact and the fact her airbag deployed.

The woman was taken to hospital and was able to walk to the ambulance under her own power.

Krueger says it'll be up to his insurance company to determine whether or not the garage is salvageable.

Power was out to the immediate area because of the power pole being knocked over.

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