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No one injured when truck strikes porch

April 6, 2011

The porch on this house at 222 East Main St. in Big Run was destroyed around 9 a.m. Wednesday when the driver of a tri-axle coal truck lost control when he was allegedly cut off in traffic by a gray car. The truck struck the porch and caused damage to the sidewalk in that area. (Photo by Mary Jude Troupe)

BIG RUN — A fully loaded tri-axle coal truck caused severe damage to a home when the driver lost control while traveling north on Route 119 (East Main Street) around 9 a.m. Wednesday in Big Run.

Todd Peace, chief of the Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company, said the driver of the truck said he was cut off by another driver in a gray vehicle while traveling north on Route 119, which caused the truck driver to swerve, leave the road and strike the porch of a house located at 222 East Main St. and cause damage to the sidewalk in front of several other homes.

Peace said the porch was destroyed in the accident. Damage to the sidewalks was severe enough that firefighters placed caution tape around the area.

The driver of the coal truck finally stopped at the Route 119 and Route 410 intersection, as the vehicle sustained damage to its hydraulics.
The truck was towed from the scene.

Big Run firefighters were assisted by PSP-Punxsutawney, Sykesville Ambulance and the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Department.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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