Van rips through Winnipeg home while family at wedding

A van crashed through Jeffrey Bannon's Lincrest Road home before 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014,...

A van crashed through Jeffrey Bannon's Lincrest Road home before 1 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, causing extensive damage. (HANDOUT/Jeffrey Bannon)

Tessa Vanderhart, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:08 AM ET

WINNIPEG - A car crashed through a Garden City home early Sunday, nearly taking down the entire property.

Homeowner Jeffrey Bannon says it's lucky no one was home at the time and no one was injured. But it was a jarring phone call to get at 1 a.m.

"We were returning from Buck Pierce's wedding social, and we got the call on the way home that our house was on fire," Bannon says.

But the alarm company didn't have it quite right.

"When we arrived we saw the fire truck from down the street … when you got closer you realize the alarm company didn't say anything about a van in our living room."

It was six feet away from driving straight through to the other side of the home.

Now Bannon, the Winnipeg Blue Bomber director of retail and promotions, is just waiting.

"We had to wait for police to get the man (the driver) out of there before we were allowed in," he says. The driver was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

"A couple hours lat


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