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Truck vs. pool

A driver in a black pickup truck almost made a splash in West Kelowna just before midnight Friday.

According to witnesses, the vehicle was racing down Asquith Road when the driver lost control as he tried to turn onto Shannon Lake Road. The truck smashed through a fence and a hedge, coming to rest only a foot away from a backyard pool.

The homeowners were in bed at the time of the accident. 

"A guy just ran through our fence and almost into our pool. We were all sleeping," said a young woman who did not want to be named.

In the girl's backyard her mother was busy taking debris out of the pool after a tow truck removed the vehicle. About six feet of their hedge was destroyed. Branches and parts of their chain-link fence littered the pool deck.

The pool is on the backside of the property at the corner of Asquith and Shannon Lake.

"It's a notorious corner," says another witness. "The guy was obviously racing down the road (Asquith) and lost it."

She says after the crash the driver ran away on foot.

The vehicle appeared to belong to a logging company. RCMP were questioning the owner of the operation, who lives near-by, to find out who was driving the truck at the time of the accident. The rig is normally used as a pilot vehicle for oversized loads.

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