The occupants of a house in Etna, together with two toddlers, escaped damage when the entrance of their house was sheered off by a rubbish truck that misplaced its brakes whereas coming down a steep hill.
The truck was touring down Kittanning Road shortly earlier than 4 p.m. and crossed the intersection onto Spang Method earlier than hitting the final home alongside the brief highway and flipping onto its aspect.
The motive force of the truck was transported to a neighborhood hospital for remedy of accidents, in keeping with authorities.
An Etna police officer who arrived on scene moments after the crash stated the motive force and a male occupant had been out of the automobile and strolling round.
Site visitors alongside the highway and its approaches was snarled for a number of hours whereas firefighters labored to construct help columns to carry the second flooring of the increase.
Michelle Kelly, who lives within the house together with her daughter Melissa and her two toddler grandchildren, stated she couldn’t consider the older of the 2 kids had been in a position to escape with out damage.
“My 4-year-old grandson was sitting on a futon within the downstairs lounge when the truck hit,” she stated. “he was only some ft away from the place the truck knocked out the nook of the home.”
Kelly stated her daughter was together with her 2-year-old daughter in a second-floor room instantly above the world of the home that suffered probably the most harm.
Firefighters arrange a makeshift wooden store on the scene to trend wooden posts into columns to help the constructing.
The police officer, who declined to be recognized, stated the one different choice the motive force had was to drive onto Route 8 and threat colliding with autos touring via the intersection.