Box truck slams into Spring City house, six parked cars pushing vehicle into second home

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Box truck crashes into Spring City home
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Box truck crashes into Spring City home: Corey Davis reports on Action News at Noon, November 6, 2019

SPRING CITY, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Police said a box truck slammed into a Spring City house after a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday morning.

It happened just before 6 a.m. on the 500 block of New Street near Wall Street, which isn't far from the East Vincent Township line.

Neighbors said the box truck hit six parked cars and the impact pushed one car into a home badly damaging the porch.

The family had just renovated the porch three weeks ago, according to neighbors.

"Incredibly surprised. Just getting home from work and my vehicle's gone," said neighbor Bill Bennett.

Bennett said speeding drivers are always an issue on the street.

"It is like the Indianapolis 500 out here sometimes," Bennett said.

He's now wondering how fast the box truck driver was going in the 25mph zone.

"He was not doing 35 mph or 25. There's no way. You can't hit six cars and hit a building before the vehicles stop," said Bennett.

Action News saw the driver walking away embarrassed about what happened. His manager would only say they believe he just lost control at some point.

Those who lost their cars and families whose homes were damaged are now dealing with working with insurance to come up with the next step.

There is no word on charges from police.