Truck crashes into Auckland house

A truck has crashed into the living room of a home in Henderson, in West Auckland.

The accident happened about 4pm on Hornsey Ave.

The medium-sized truck was parked on a steep hill while workers unloaded building materials from it, when it began to roll down the hill.

A police spokeswoman said the truck rolled about 100m before it crashed through the wall of the brick house and into the living room.

The driver of the flat-deck truck is understood to have been unhurt and was seen talking to police.

The truck crashed into the living room of a house in Henderson, West Auckland, this afternoon. Photo / Daniel Hines
The truck crashed into the living room of a house in Henderson, West Auckland, this afternoon. Photo / Daniel Hines
Police said the truck suffered handbrake failure and veered into the brick home. Photo / Daniel Hines
Police said the truck suffered handbrake failure and veered into the brick home. Photo / Daniel Hines

Police said the truck appeared to suffer handbrake failure.

A neighbour said the family who lived in the house were overseas.

The Fire Service attended but have left the scene.

A resident said another truck had gone onto another house a few years back on the same street.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2016, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf04 at 08 Dec 2016 00:03:47 Processing Time: 1554ms