Monday, August 17, 2009

Not A Good Way To Start Off A Monday...


A Rockingham County woman and her young child got an interesting wake-up call Monday morning when a wrecker crashed into their mobile home. It happened on the 2200 block of Pinto Place just after 5 a.m.

Virginia State Police say a tow truck operator who lives in the Grassy Creek Mobile Home Park was called out to an accident earlier in the morning.

Police say the man started his truck, then attempted to run back inside his home. However, the wrecker started to drift backwards into the driveway and across the street, knocking a neighboring mobile home off its foundation.

VSP Trooper Robert Lawson says, "As he was getting out of the vehicle, he noticed it started to move, so he jumped back on the running board trying to get back into the vehicle. The vehicle picked up speed and he was unable to get back into the wrecker or the rollback before it went into the house".

EMS crews were able to get the woman and child out safely and no charges have been filed.

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