2005: Burnaby family gets to 'experience the unexpected' at new Safeway

A sign advertising the grand opening of the new Burnaby Heights Safeway store in April 2005 read “Experience the unexpected.”

A young family in a Honda Civic did just that.

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Apparently looking for a quick exit to Hastings Street, the driver accidentally took his vehicle, wife and toddler halfway down two flights of concrete stairs.

If it hadn’t been for a landing halfway down, the car might have careened right onto Hastings.

As it was, the family was shaken but unhurt, and the vehicle cause minimal damage to the steps, just a few chips in the concrete.

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