Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021-06-01 23:05:38 –
ETNA, PA (KDKA) – A garbage truck crashed into a house in Etna, injuring one person.
It happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Kittanning Street and William Flinn Highway. The front of the house was peeled off, but the mother and two children inside were not injured. The crew stabilized the house for fear of further collapse.
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“It’s amazing that no one was seriously injured, not only in the house, but also on the sidewalks and across the streets. It’s a miracle,” said Greg, director of volunteer fire department at Etna. Porter said.
After the accident, the truck rolled over on the road and garbage was scattered on the road. According to Porter, there was a “serious” oil and oil leak from the truck, causing problems at the Kittanning Street intersection on Route 8.
Watch: Surveillance footage catches the crash
According to Porter, the garbage truck had some mechanical problems leading up to the crash. One of the people inside before the truck crashed into the house jumped out and the other on its own. Mr. Porter said he escaped in. One was injured, but was slightly injured.
At the time of the accident, a 4-year-old boy was sleeping on the ground floor. His mother Melissa Koski and her two-year-old sister were in the bedroom upstairs.
“I’m glad the kids were safe. That’s all that matters. Everything else is interchangeable,” the mother said.
Michelle Kelly lives with her daughter Melissa and her grandchildren. She is worried about what her family will do.
“Where am I going? What are we going to do? What should I do? I’m just a mess,” Kelly said.
The crew was able to get the dogs and cats out of the house and is now helping the family carry their belongings. They are supported by the Red Cross.
The fire chief says the house is likely to be disposed of.
Family started GoFundMe..
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