SALISBURY, NC – Two family pets were startled Wednesday morning, September 29, when a semi truck suddenly crashed into their home in Rowan County, North Carolina. No one else was home at the time of the truck accident that occurred when a log truck collided with a car on Sherrill’s Ford Road and skidded off the highway and into the home in Salisbury, NC. The accident area is in the west part of North Carolina between Charlotte and Greensboro.
On Wednesday morning a Kenworth semi truck was traveling west on Sherrill’s Ford Road through Rowan County, NC. The semi was hauling a flatbed trailer fitted with side load supports however it is unclear if the tractor was carrying cargo at the time of the truck accident. The weather was drizzling at the time and the road surface was slick with rain.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol the truck accident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 7000 block of Sherrill’s Ford Road in Salisbury, NC. A passenger car traveling in the opposite direction suddenly crossed over the center dividing line directly into the path of the westbound semi log truck. The unidentified truck driver was unable to swerve to avoid an accident and collided almost head-on with the passenger car.
The truck driver lost control of the flatbed after the impact of the initial truck accident and went off the road in front of the house at 7085 Sherrill’s Ford Road. The tractor trailer crossed over a grassy area, smashed through a retaining wall surrounding the home, and collided with a car that was parked in the home’s driveway. The flatbed log truck then went through an attached screen porch and crashed into a corner bedroom knocking down about 20 feet of the house. The semi flatbed finally came to a rest partially inside the house, the trailer truck providing the sole support for the front section of the family home.
The family was not at home at the time of the truck accident however the crash startled their pets, a dog and a cat. The dog escaped the home by jumping through a hole in the wreckage but the cat got stuck between a dresser and a wall. Local firefighters were able to free the cat who was scared but not injured in the collision.
Local police and emergency personnel rushed to the scene of the truck accident. The unidentified female driver of the passenger car received injuries in the crash and was taken to nearby Rowan Regional Medical Center. The truck driver also sustained injuries and was stabilized before being transported to the hospital. The exact nature of their injuries was not released to the public but they are believed to be non-life threatening.
One of the homeowner’s arrived at the house at about 11:00 a.m., a few hours after the log flatbed truck crashed into the home. Unfortunately the home was destroyed by the truck accident. According to officials the crashed semi was holding up the house and once it was removed the front section of the home would collapse. The Red Cross was helping the family of five and their two pets find new living arrangements.
NC Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the truck accident but they have not released their findings at this time. They are trying to determine if the rain was a factor in the collision.
The female driver of the car was cited for Driving Left of Center. Additional charges may be brought pending completion of the truck accident investigation.
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