Truck makes house call
Mon, May 07, 2012 - 12:08 AM
A St George man was fortunate to be away Friday morning when a truck accidentally ran into his home.
James Best, 75, and a resident of Waverley Cot, St George, was in Bridgetown when he received a call that a truck had hit the house where he had lived for the past 20 years.
Returning home, he said he noticed that his house was pushed off its foundation and that there was extensive damaged.
Neighbour Lavinia Best said: “At first I thought it was thunder because of the rainfall that we were experiencing . . . .
“When I ran outside, I saw that a truck had run into James’ house and in the process also struck a utility pole and broke it in half.”
As a result of the accident, which occurred around 11 a.m., the telephone and electricity services were disrupted. The front and back of the truck, owned by Erskine Small of 91 Cave Hill, St Michael, were damaged.
Small, a freighter, said while he was in the area making deliveries, he parked the truck on a hill and got out to ask some truck drivers to move their vehicles so that he could pass.
All of a sudden, his truck ran back down the hill and ended up hitting the house.
He was relieved to know that no one was injured in the accident.
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