Meaghan Boast woke up to a frightening loud bang in the middle of the night Monday and ran outside to find a car crashed into a tree in front of her house.
“It was pretty terrifying. I thought I was coming out to see a scene significantly worse than what I found,” she told 980 CJME the next day.
Boast lives on North Broad Street, and the crash which sent five teenagers to hospital happened right in her front yard at 11:30 p.m.
“I came running out, preparing for the worst and I was shocked that (the teens inside the car) were almost all walking around and talking and were coherent,” she said.
She called 911 as she walked toward the vehicle.
“If I’m being totally honest, I thought I was coming out to find fatalities, 100 per cent – that car was ripped in half,” Boast explained.
When police EMS and Regina fire services arrived at the scene, four 15-year-olds and one 17-year-old were sent to hospital. A fire that started inside the car also had to be put out.
Boast said the teenagers appeared to be OK with one suffering a broken bone.
Traffic was restricted on the street for a while as police investigated the scene.
As she cleaned up some of the remaining debris from her yard Tuesday afternoon, Boast described the scene as horrible, explaining she couldn’t sleep for the rest of the night.
“I thought it was actually two cars because the car was actually ripped in half – the front end of the car was facing one direction, and the rest of the car was facing the other direction,” Boast said.
The 17-year-old driver is now facing charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and will appear in youth court on October 25.