Pickup truck crashes into roadside house

A Nash County couple’s day started with a bang Tuesday. The Battleboro Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a wreck with injury at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of N.C.

48 and Hart Farm Road. They were assisted by Nash Emergency Medical Services and the N.C.

Highway Patrol. Trooper Justin Phillips said a truck carrying what is believed to be vinyl siding was traveling on the southbound lane of N.C.

48 when it went off the road at the entrance to Bunn Cemetery and into the side of a house at 5014 N.C.

48. Before ending up in the side of the house, the truck struck a small tree in the house’s front yard and barely missed a well located next to the tree, Phillips said.

It then hit an iron pole supporting the house’s carport and a Honda Accord parked on the carport in the process. When the truck hit the iron pole, it knocked the pole out of place and onto the ground next to the carport. The impact with the Accord pushed the car into a set of brick stairs leading into the house and a handrail standing alongside the stairs, severely damaging both.

The truck’s right front tire was flat and its front end crushed from the impacts. Phillips said the truck’s driver, whose name was not released, alleged he swerved to miss an unidentified object in the road, causing him to drive off the road and into the house. Phillips stressed that has not been confirmed pending an investigation into the case, adding no charges have been filed yet.

He said speed and alcohol were both ruled out as causes of the wreck. The truck’s driver was taken to Nash UNC Health Care to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Phillips said he planned to interview the driver later Tuesday to get more information about the wreck.

Phillips said Tuesday’s wreck was not the first wreck he had responded to on N.C.

48 and likely won’t be the last.

“I’ve never responded to a wreck specifically at this intersection here,” Phillips said. “Being that N.C.

48 is a major thoroughfare for Nash County though, wrecks on this road are not uncommon.”

Two people were inside the house when it was struck, but they were not injured, Phillips added.

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