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Truck crashes into house on 30th Street in Egg Harbor, New Jersey


EGG HARBOR CITY, New Jersey (WPVI) – Emergency crews responded after a dump truck rammed into a home in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

The incident happened quickly around 7:45 a.m. Monday on 30th Street (White Horse Pike) and Antwerp Avenue in Egg Harbor City.

According to police, a dump truck and another vehicle collided.

The van driver, identified as 69-year-old Rogelio Serrano, lost control and continued traveling west. The truck veered off the road and crashed into a house.

Action News obtained surveillance video showing the moment the truck plowed into the house.

Chopper 6 and Action Cam at the scene showed the house was badly damaged and partially collapsed due to the impact.

A dilapidated car is being towed.

The truck also suffered front-end damage.

Officials said Richard Beck, 80, was in the home at the time the plane crashed.

As a result of the collision, the floor had to give way, dropping him into the basement. He was not seriously injured.

Serrano is a longtime employee of J Domenico & Son Excarating based in Hammonton, New Jersey. According to the company, he was out of work at the time of the collision and was discharged from the hospital following the collision.

Action News spoke to neighbor Anita Wagner, who was stopping at a nearby stop sign when the crash happened.

She said she saw a transformer explode and as a result the truck crashed into the house.

“I honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Wagner said.

Egg Harbor Police Chief Marcella Aylwin said: “It’s a miracle that no one was hurt, no one was seriously injured.

According to witnesses at the scene, at the time of the collision, someone inside the house ran out after the collision.

Wagner said the good Samaritans who were driving stopped to help.

“A great community of many people have come together to make sure everyone is safe,” Wagner said.

The accidents are still under investigation.

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