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The truck driver told police the vehicle lost power as it was headed uphill and began rolling backward, police spokeswoman Cmdr. Leslie Sonne said.
She said it went about 300 feet, including through the intersection at Fillmore Street, before ripping into the garage and part of the kitchen of the damaged home.
Truck Sweeps Away Garage And Kitchen In New Monterey
Something to consider – big dumpsters getting away and smaller driverless trucks following.
The episode started about 5:40 a.m. Friday when a small garbage truck was picking up a large trash bin that got loose and started rolling downhill. The driver got out to chase the bin, but didn’t set his truck brake.
The truck, too, rolled downhill, hit two parked cars, a house and a sport-utility vehicle that rammed into a second home.
Both homes were damaged, and the gas line at the first one was broken.
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