A runaway dump truck sped down a Hawthorne block in reverse and slammed into a house just after noon Monday.
A Paterson firefighter was taken by a Hawthorne ambulance to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson and a civilian was treated at the scene -- both for heat exhaustion.
No one was inside the Sunrise Drive house, which is near the bottom of a cul-de-sac .-- although one of the homeowners was in the backyard pool.
The driver was filling the truck with gravel at the top of the cul-de-sac when the Mack truck -- owned by Robinson & Sons trucking of Paterson -- began rolling, responders said.
It clipped a corner section of driveway, continued across the front lawn and took out the left corner of the house, spilling some gravel.
Responders included a Paterson Collapse Unit, as well as local police, firefighters and both of their chiefs.
No immediate determination had been made about the structural integrity of the house.
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