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Driverless truck crashes into home in Washington


Police in Edmonds, Washington, say that no one was injured when a truck without a driver and crashed into a home housing a grandmother and five children yesterday.

The Edmonds Police Department says that they aren’t sure whey truck “broke free” and rolled away from a construction site.

Driverless truck crashes into home in Washington

From a news release from the Edmonds Police Department:

Today just before 1pm, a private company was picking up a piece of equipment from a residential construction project at 11th Place North and Viewland Way. After connecting the trailer to the tractor, employees began checking to make sure the equipment was secured to the trailer. At some point the tractor and trailer broke free and began rolling westbound on Viewland Way towards Olympic Avenue. Employees were unable to get control of the vehicle and it crossed Olympic Avenue before rolling through the yard of a residence and impacting the home. The home in the 1100 block of Olympic Avenue had several people, to include small children, playing out front just moments before the crash. All were able to escape the path of the runaway vehicle. A child napping in a room just feet from the impact point was also uninjured.

The crash also knocked over a utility pole.

Homeowner Karen Cooper KOMO News that, “I was worried about the driver. I thought he was dead because I couldn’t see him. Then these construction workers came driving down the street and said there’s no driver, there’s no driver.”

Edmonds police say that they are working to determine what caused the crash.


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