Dump truck crashes into New Jersey house, trapping driver

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A dump truck crashed into a house in New Jersey, trapping the driver for nearly 40 minutes and causing extensive damage to the home and vehicle.

The Mack tandem dump truck crashed into a house on Shelley Road in South Brunswick around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver was trapped for 40 minutes and needed to be extricated by firefighters with help from a towing company.

The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Three people were in the home at the time of the crash, a husband and wife and their 18-year-old son. They all managed to escape without injury.

The crash seriously damaged the home, rendering it uninhabitable. The truck has since been removed. Crews spent much of the day shoring up the home with plywood.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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