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Snow causes car to slide into New Westminster yard

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This isn't the first time Ben Birovchak, who shot this photo, has seen cars slide off his road in snowy weather.
— image credit: Ben Birovchak photo

Thursday morning's snow surprised everyone, including the driver of a car that slid into a yard at the bottom of York Street and Seventh Avenue in New Westminster.

At about 8 a.m., resident Ben Birovchak heard a bump and looked out his window to see a beige car had slid through the stop sign at the bottom of the T-shaped intersection skidding into the yard at the bottom.

A retaining wall caught the car before it hit the house.

The owners of the house appeared not to be home, Birovchak said.

It didn't take long for several police cars and a tow truck to respond and a crowd to gather.

No ambulance arrived and the man who owned the car was able to walk away on his own.

This wasn't the first time Birovchak has seen a car end up in his neighbours' yards when the hill gets snowy and they're are unable to stop.

If you've seen it, you'll know what a ski jump it can become in snowy weather, he said.

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