A Harwich Port homeowner expressed relief today that no one was injured when a pickup truck left Gorham Rd, at a high rate of speed and crashed into his garage. The accident occurred around 2 pm. The homeowner was not at home at the time but said his wife was, away from the crash scene. She was not hurt.
Witnesses say the truck driver was speeding and did not stop at Bank Street, instead careening across the road, through the front yard of the Bank Street home and crashing into the corner of the garage. That garage appears to have suffered extensive structural damage.
The homeowner told me the truck landed on it's passenger side. It appeared to be a commercial landscaping truck with a trailor in tow. The driver initially refused to go to the hospital.
Bank Street at Gorham Rd. is normally filled with traffic and pedestrians, particularly in the warm summer months. Today though, on a chilly overcast day, few people were interested in a stroll. Neighbors remarked how fortunate it was that no one was hurt. Even the homeowner said his car would typically be parked in the driveway in front of the garage but today it was out of path of the out of control vehicle.
There is no dollar amount on the damage to the two story garage.