10-ton truck ploughs into house

2011-03-11 14:23

Johannesburg - A truck driver was injured after he crashed his 10-ton truck into an Olivedale home on Friday, emergency services said.

Spokesperson Percy Morokane said it appeared the driver lost control of his vehicle as he was taking a sharp bend and crashed into the house, breaching the outer wall.

The driver sustained pelvic injuries and was taken to the Olivedale Clinic for further treatment.

The truck remained lodged in the house. None of the occupants of the home were injured. The truck is the second vehicle to crash into the home in the last year, Morokane said.

Structural engineers were called to the scene to assess the damage to the home, determine whether it was still habitable and to determine how to remove the vehicle.

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  • BOY30 - 2011-03-11 15:22

    Maybe is time you move out of that house. The 3rd one will kill someone. that house is at the wrong place.

      katherine69 - 2011-03-11 15:33

      maybe truck drivers should learn to drive slowly around a bend

      alousav - 2011-03-11 15:52

      Why should they move? Truck driver should learn how to control their vehicles.

      Valkerie - 2011-03-11 20:55

      Speed humps - the bane of speeding cars' existence! Let the drivers take the damage before the house does?

  • Megan - 2011-03-12 11:01

    this is my one of my best friends house, and im so glad that none of her family was hurt. she was not at school that day, because she was sick. if the truck went further into the house, it would of hit her bedroom, she was in her room at the time.

  • Krystella - 2011-03-12 13:39

    The fence you say the truck drove thru is actually a solid brick wall. It is the second time we have had a car drive thru our wall and have to constantly repair walls. Many residents have asked for speed humps and have been told that the council has no money and another story was that the ambulance uses this road as an access road which is untrue as the paramedics say they purposely do not use this road as it is not a safe route.

  • stinkiri - 2011-03-14 08:19

    I think there must safety measures to look into,speed hump may be the solution there.

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