Dump truck digs into NJ house, 80-year-old falls into cellar

EGG HARBOR CITY – A dump truck crashed into a house on Route 30 on Monday morning, causing it to collapse.

Police told ABC Action News 6 that the dump truck collided with another car at around 7:30 a.m., causing the driver to lose control, swerve from the road and enter the side of the house near the avenue d’Anvers.

Witnesses told 6 ABC Action News that the couple who live inside the house got out after the crash before first responders arrived. The driver also got out of his truck on his own. All three were taken to hospital for testing.

Dump truck speeds toward a house on Rt. 30 in Egg Harbor City (Steven Bognar via Twitter @ Bogs4NY)
House on Route 30 in Egg Harbor Township after being struck by a dump truck (6 ABC Action News)

Fell to the basement

Egg Harbor City Police Chief Marcella Aylwin told NBC Philadelphia that one of the people inside was an 80-year-old man sitting in his living room at the time of the crash. He fell to the basement when the ground gave way.

The video shows the truck driving through a side yard at full speed, raising a cloud of dust on impact and causing sparks on power lines.

Route 30, also known as the White Horse Pike, remained closed from 2 p.m.

Egg Harbor City police did not respond to New Jersey 101.5’s request for information on Monday afternoon.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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