Dump truck demolishes NJ house, 80-year-old man falls into cellar
EGG HARBOR CITY — A dump truck slammed into a house on Route 30 Monday morning, causing it to collapse.
Egg Harbor City police said the dump truck rear ended a Honda around 7:40 a.m. causing the driver, Rogelio Serrano, 69, of Vineland to lose control. The truck veered off the road, jumped the curb, went across a field into the side of the house near Antwerp Avenue.
The driver of the Honda, Christopher Purks, 31, was not injured in the crash.
Dropped into the basement
Egg Harbor City police chief Marcella Aylwin told NBC Philadelphia one of the people inside was an 80-year-old man sitting in his living room at the time of the crash. He fell into to the basement when the floor gave way.
The sole occupant of the house was identified as Richard Beck. He was treated and released at a hospital for minor injuries.
Video shows the truck speeding across a side yard kicking up a cloud of dust at impact and causing power lines to spark.
Route 30, also known as the White Horse Pike, remained closed as of 2 p.m.
The truck is owned by Hammonton based J. Domenico & Son Excavating.