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Truck ran red light before crash: police

The driver of the light truck was lucky to escape without injury after he crashed into a home on Wood St.
The driver of the light truck was lucky to escape without injury after he crashed into a home on Wood St. Candyce Braithwaite

UPDATE: Police say a truck driver was lucky not to be seriously injured when his vehicle crashed into a house at Warwick.

Warwick police acting officer-in-charge Shane Reid said the solid body truck crashed into the home after a collision with a B Double semi trailer at the intersection of Wood and Wallace Sts about 7.30am.

Acting Senior Sergeant Reid said the body truck, which was transporting an excavator, was travelling north of Wallace St when it went to turn left into Wood St.

It then collided with the westbound semi trailer.

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CCTV footage from traffic cameras at the intersection will be reviewed to help determine which driver was at fault.

Police believe one of the drivers went through a red light.

"The vehicles have collided resulting in the body truck and excavator mounting the footpath and colliding with a house," Act. Snr Sgt Reid said.

He said there was substantial damage to the body truck and structural damage to the home.

"The driver of the body truck was pretty lucky not to have more serious injuries."

No one was injured in the crash.

The sound of the light truck jumping the kerb and crashing into a home on Wood St woke surrounding neighbours.
The sound of the light truck jumping the kerb and crashing into a home on Wood St woke surrounding neighbours. Candyce Braithwaite

TODAY 8AM: A truck has crashed into a house this morning after colliding with another truck, causing damage to the property.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Wallace and Wood Sts, Warwick about 7.05am.

A truck carrying a mini-excavator collided with an unloaded semi-trailer before clipping the side of a house.

Both drivers were out of their vehicles by the time emergency services arrived on scene.

There are reports of minor injuries.

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