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Garbage truck slams into house in New Jersey

May 7, 2013 2:22:29 PM PDT
A garbage truck making its normal rounds Tuesday morning jumped a curb and slammed into a house in East Hanover, New Jersey. Crews later demolished the house because the damage was so bad.

The accident happened just before 8 a.m. as the truck was making pickups on Daniel Drive.

Police say the vehicle went up onto a lawn and then into the side of the house.

The home's resident, Sandra Guillame, was home at the time getting her children ready for school.

They all managed to get out of the house without being hurt, but the accident set off an electrical fire.

The house sustained extensive structural damage from the crash and the fire. Crews began demolishing the home by mid-afternoon.

The truck's driver was taken to Morristown Medical Center, but did not sustain any major injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.


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