A semi-truck slammed into a house in Edmonds Monday afternoon, sending a family scrambling to safety.
“I heard the clang coming down the hill. By the time it got to that driveway, I said he can’t stop, he can’t stop. Get out!” said the home owner Karen Cooper.
It was a close call for Cooper and her five grandchildren when the semi-truck came barreling toward her house. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
“I was worried about the driver. I thought he was dead because I couldn’t see him. Then these construction workers came driving down the street and said there’s no driver, there’s no driver,” Cooper said.
Edmonds Police said the truck belongs to a private company and they were working at a home more than a block away.
“We do have a diesel leak from the truck that the fire dept is working to stabilize and get cleaned up. We also have structural issues with the home. We’re unsure if pulling the truck out will cause the home to collapse so we have experts on scene for that as well,” Sgt. Josh McClure with the Edmonds Police Dept.
“The timing of it. It was really God that was here. For me to come and to be out and to be in position. Just to be in position, we were all in the right place at the right time,” said Ian Fleshman-Cooper.
The Coopers said they also have to wait for the insurance company to come out before they’re allowed back into the house. In the meantime, they’re going to stay with family.
Edmonds Police said they’re still trying to figure out if this crash was caused by human error or if there was some sort of mechanical malfunction with the truck.