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Dump Truck With Trailer Barrels Down Embankment Into Hawthorne Home

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Aftermath Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

A dump truck and equipment trailer owned by a Wayne landscaping company barreled down an embankment and crashed into a home in Hawthorne on Monday.

The single-axle crew cab truck, owned by Canete Landscaping, was headed down Hillcrest Avenue around 5 p.m. when the driver said the brakes failed, responders said.

After hitting a parked SUV, the truck careened down the embankment and into the rear closed-in porch of an Emeline Drive home.

No injuries were reported.

A heavy-duty tow truck was summoned to remove the wreckage.

A building inspector responded to assess whether the home could currently remain occupied.

Hawthorne police, firefighters and EMS responded along with Wyckoff firefighters.

The Hawthorne Fire Ladies Auxiliary provided refreshments to emergency personnel at the scene.

Boyd A. Loving took the photos and reported this story.

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