Police: Pickup with toddler inside strikes house


A wrecked basement marks the spot where a pickup truck crashed into a Grayson home Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

GRAYSON, Ga. - Police say a 2-year-old boy is recovering after the pickup truck he was in rolled into a Grayson home Wednesday afternoon.

Gwinnett police said the child's father left him in the truck for a moment while he unloaded items from the bed of the pickup. It was parked on a steep driveway.  The car wasn’t running, but the keys were in the ignition. Police said the child somehow got the car in drive and it rolled down the street, into a neighbor’s home on Brocklin Drive.

A black tarp covers the huge hole the truck left behind. Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh obtained photos of the truck inside the Williams' home.

"All it could do was get up steam and keep going. Unfortunately, my house was in its way," said Kathleen Williams.

She and her husband, George, had just returned home from a shopping trip when they found the truck inside their home.

"And I thought to myself, 'How come they took the truck over to our yard?" Kathleen Williams said.

The couple took Kavanaugh down to their basement, which looks like it was hit by a wrecking ball.

The truck busted through windows, walls, right down to the foundation. The crash cut off the couple's water. The fire department cut off their gas.

"There's nothing we can do about it. All we can do is wait for the insurance company to do their jobs," said George Williams.

Police said no one was injured in the accident.

"I'm sure it's a good lesson to them to know not to leave the baby in the truck again," Kathleen Williams said.

Police don't plan to file any charges against the father. Kavanaugh tried to reach him for comment, but she didn't get a response.

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