Car smashes into apartment building in Mississauga, narrowly misses sleeping 3-year-old
Posted September 10, 2022 11:25 am.
Last Updated September 10, 2022 8:25 pm.
A Mississauga resident says he and his family were shaken out of bed early Saturday morning to the sound of a car smashing through the window of his second-floor apartment building.
In the early morning, Mississauga fire officials reported a car crashing into an apartment building at 250 Webb Drive, near Burnhamthorpe Road West and Hurontario Street.
Fire officials said the car hit the window on the building’s second floor. Photo and video from the scene show damage caused to the fourth floor.
A driver was extricated from the vehicle after it flipped over.
Akmal, who lives in the building, tells CityNews the vehicle hit the window centimetres away from his three-year-old daughter’s head, who was sleeping at the time.
“We heard a big explosion. I thought it was an explosion with electrical or gas,” Akmal said. “I returned to the room to see if my little one was safe. She was waking up and felt some glass in her bed.”
Akmal says his family is still shocked by the ordeal but is grateful his young daughter wasn’t injured.
“At the beginning, she didn’t understand. She was saying someone broke the glass, broke the window,” Akmal said. “I didn’t notice it was a car at first, but then I started to smell gas. I saw the car at the bottom of the window, and I could hear the [driver] calling for help.”
Akmal says he was concerned that the vehicle might explode, so he quickly called 911.
The building resident tells CityNews his 31-week pregnant wife was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.
Peel Regional Police Const. Jennifer Dagg tells CityNews officers were called to the building just before 5:30 a.m. for reports of a single-vehicle crash involving one occupant.
The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Dagg says police aren’t investigating the crash as suspicious.
Mississauga fire officials say an inspector has requested to assess the building. There is no structural damage to the building.
With files from Ken Townsend of CityNews