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Truck crashes into house in quiet Roseville neighborhood

By: Scott Thomas Anderson, Editor
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Roseville police and firefighters were dispatched to the east end of the city this afternoon, after a truck careened out of control and smashed into the side of a house in a residential neighborhood.

Emergency dispatchers learned of the wreck at 1:42 p.m.

According to Roseville Fire Captain Kathy Finney, a male teenager was driving his Toyota Tundra down Clarewood Court in a gated community when he suddenly lost control, driving over a six-slot mailbox before accelerating 50 feet along a sidewalk. The Tundra then apparently hit a portion of the curb, sailed into the air and plowed through the side of a house at the end of the court.

The front end of the truck broke into a side, load-bearing wall that connects the house and garage.

Three Roseville fire vehicles, a Roseville police officer and a police community service officer responded to the scene.

“There was no one in the house that was involved, so fortunately there were no injuries,” Finney said. “The driver refused medical attention but doesn’t appear to be seriously hurt.”

Roseville police said the accident appears to have been caused by a medical event.

"The parties involved have exchanged information, and there won't be any charges," said Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther.

A city building inspector was called to the scene to check the structural integrity of the house.