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Box Truck Slams Into Salem Home

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A box truck hit a home on Boston Street in Salem on Thursday. (credit: Carl Stevens)

A box truck hit a home on Boston Street in Salem on Thursday. (credit: Carl Stevens)

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SALEM (CBS) – A truck crashed into a building on Boston Street in Salem on Thursday.

The truck caused a substantial amount of damage to the two-and-a-half-story home.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports.

Resident Tom Goodrich said he originally thought the crash was terror-related.

“Then I came downstairs and saw the window, the new window with the truck inside it, and I realized, ‘OK, now I get it,'” said Goodrich.

More on the crash from Carl Stevens’ Journal

Goodrich told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 the driver was trying to avoid rearending a car when his foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator.

Fire officials said the driver was transported to a local hospital. No serious injuries were reported.

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