Semi crashes through home

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EATON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Early Wednesday morning a truck drove into a home sending one to the hospital.

After the truck was removed from the home, it collapsed in on itself.

“Extremely scary and dangerous. We had live wires on the utility poles, love utility lines, which prevented us from getting to this side… it was really dangerous to get the person out,” said Mike Ronca, Assistant Chief, Tunkhannock Community Ambulance.

Assistant Chief of the Tunkhannock Community Ambulance, Mike Ronca, describes the intense moments on scene after a truck barreled into the side of a home in Eaton Township around 3 o’clock Wednesday morning. 

“The homeowner came out on his own. The tractor trailer driver was assisted by members of fire and ems who were on scene. He was escorted to the ambulance and transported to the hospital,” said Ronca.

Motorists in the area had to take a detour around the accident. They tell eyewitness news truck traffic is common on Hunter Highway. 

“It’s going to be a major  inconvenience. A lot of commuters that come to PNG. You got a good 25/30 minute detour in place now,” said Rich Dresh of Eaton Township.

“I’ve only lived here for 7 years but this specific road is not normally too crazy busy. It’s mostly truck drivers over the road. Water truckers. Other than that it’s not like this traffic with cars,” said Brittany Decker of Tunkhannock.

First responders are still shocked by this unusual accident. 

The truck driver was taken to the hospital and the homeowner was able to walk out unharmed. 

“For around here this is unusual. We don’t get this. It’s not something we see everyday. Car accidents, but not this,” said Ronca.

The truck driver did not have life threatening injuries. It is still unclear what caused this accident but it is under investigation. 

The homeowner was sleeping at the time of the crash but was able to get himself out of the home with no injuries.

The accident is being investigated by State Police as they look into why the semi went off the road.

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