Broken Hill Fire and Rescue crews were met by Barrier Police officers at a scene on Kanandah Rd when they responded to a call at 5:30am yesterday after a road train rolled down a hill and into a house.
FRNSW Station Commander at the incident, Dale Gillespie, told the Barrier Truth two crews were dispatched to assist police.
“Upon arrival police and ambulance were already on the scene. There were no people trapped or injured in the truck or in the house.
“It appears the truck started rolling when the driver left the truck without securing the handbrake. She was treated for shock at the scene and later taken to hospital as a precaution.
“A lady was evacuated from the house. The woman was asleep at the other end of the house when the truck rolled down the hill, running into the alfresco area at the front of the home,” said Commander Gillespie. “She thought a battery on a golf buggy had exploded and was shocked to see the truck parked in her front yard.”
“There was no fire but there was a bigger issue of damage to the structure of the house,” he said. “Half the house was damaged, so our crews isolated the power and solar to establish an exclusion zone, so the woman isn’t displaced for an extended period while her insurance company deals with the situation.
“The truck company assisted to remove the truck and fire and rescue crews returned to their stations at 8:15am.
The owner of the house, Miss Pat, was still shaken when we caught up with her.
“We built the house way back from Kanandah Rd so a truck wouldn’t go through the house, but here we are,” she laughed.
Inspector Chris Wallace told the Truth this incident was an accident and there are no suspicious circumstances.