16-year-old driver arrested after crashing car into house in Toronto

Toronto police say a 16-year-old boy drove a car into a house in the city’s east-end early Tuesday.

Police were called to Parkview Hill Crescent, near O’Connor Drive and St. Clair Avenue East, shortly after 3:30 a.m.

A damaged car with bricks and house debris could be seen through the side of the home in front of the garage.

Investigators said that after the crash, the teenager took off on foot and was arrested a short time later in the area.

No one in the house was injured, police said.

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The 16-year-old sustained minor injuries from the crash.

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It is unknown if anyone else was in the car, police said.

“It literally was like we heard a bomb. It was awful. It was very scary, we didn’t know what it was,” Effie Panheiotopoulos, a neighbour whose house is directly beside the home that was struck, told Global News.

“Shortly after, I heard sirens and more sirens, and I was actually scared to come to the front window to see what was going on. When I did go to the front window there was just a lot of smoke everywhere,” she said.

“Because all the concrete got thrown … it ended up smashing on the side of my car,” Panheiotopoulos said as she pointed to her vehicle.

A photo of a car that crashed into a house on Parkview Hill Crescent in Toronto.
A photo of a car that crashed into a house on Parkview Hill Crescent in Toronto. Gord Edick / Global News
A photo of a car that crashed into a house on Parkview Hill Crescent in Toronto.
A photo of a car that crashed into a house on Parkview Hill Crescent in Toronto. Gord Edick / Global News

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