Updated:ATLANTA — A man is in stable condition after the truck he was driving suddenly accelerated, went airborne and crashed into a house. Luckily no one was inside the home when the impact of the truck crumbled the brick wall portion of the home and entered a bedroom.
The incident happened at the intersection of N. Druid Hills Road and Curtis Drive near Cross Keys High School Friday afternoon.
Police said the driver of the truck accelerated as he crossed N. Druid Hills. He was going at a high rate of speed when his truck hit a curb, clipped a tree and then hit the house, according to police. Emergency crews said they had to use heavy equipment to free him from the vehicle.
Police said the driver may have blacked out or suffered from a medical condition. A neighbor, Jay Burum, said he heard tires screech, a thud and a big bang. He said he went back and got a neighbor who was a doctor, and they both tended to the injured driver until paramedics arrived.
Burum said a can of pink paint in the bed of the truck crashed through the back window and into the cab where it splashed all over the driver. "It was the most frightening thing. It looked like something out of a Halloween horror show."