Truck Runs Into House In Staunton


STAUNTON, Va. - A pickup truck ran into a house on Royal Street in Staunton on Monday afternoon.

The house is owned by Dorothy Becks.

"It's hard to describe because it was so loud, I was saying 'oh my gosh, what was that,' says Becks, "I was in my bedroom watching television and all of a sudden I hear this loud bang."

The truck was driven by her neighbor who says his breaks failed as he was backing down Royal Street in Staunton.

After the crash, Beck says he and others helped her out of the house.

"the guys came in, the neighbors came in to see if I was okay, and to help me get out," says Beck.

Frances Battle lives right across the street from Becks and saw everything.

"I just ran screaming and hollering," says Battle.

Sylvia Spencer lives right down the street and ran to Becks house after she heard what happened.

"I heard all kinds of fire trucks, ambulances, rescue squad," says Spencer, "after I could hug her and ask if she was okay, it was alright."

Luckily, no one was physically hurt and many here say there are no hard feelings towards the driver.

"he didn't mean to do it, he's really hurt behind it," says Battle.

Becks says she is lucky to be surrounded by neighbors who love her.

"when you have a bad tragedy, that's when you know when people really care," says Becks.


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