Pickup crashes into San Antonio home, leaving it on verge of collapse

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A San Antonio family is looking for another place to stay after a truck crashed into their home.

The driver lost control of the pickup, slammed into the porch, turned sideways and crashed into the house.

Fortunately, nobody was at home when the accident occurred around 8:15 Thursday morning on Chalmers Avenue on the city’s Southside.

San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Joe Arrington says the house is unlivable.

“Once the vehicle was removed, our crews went in there and checked for structural stability. Our Technical Rescue Team went in and shored up the structure to keep it from collapsing,” said Arrington.

The house will need a lot of work before the family can move back in.

“The homeowner will have to bring a company out to reconstruct that wall that was the load-bearing wall,” said Arrington.

The driver was taken into custody after trying to run away from the scene.

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