BOSTON (CBS) – A Roxbury family narrowly escaped injury after a dump truck slammed into their home Tuesday afternoon.

The truck crashed into a home on Clarence Street.

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(Image Credit: Christina Hager/WBZ-TV)

Two adults, two children, and two dogs were inside at the time of the crash.

“The house was shaking,” a mother who was inside told WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager.

The woman said her two toddlers were just feet away from the door when the truck rammed into the home.

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The truck’s driver said he had a difficult time hitting the brakes because of the large yellow boots he was wearing.


A car that was parked near the home was also damaged in the crash.

Dist. Fire Chief Jeff Whitman said it was fortunate that no one was injured – in the home or the truck.

“Luck was on their side, and the driver too,” he said. “When we got a closer look inside the truck, a piece of the rod iron fence went through the truck. It could have impaled him.”

Damage left behind after a truck crashed into a Roxbury home. (WBZ-TV)

Crews were eventually able to safely get the truck out of the home and tow it away. The building was significantly damaged, with the living room exposed following the crash.

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The driver said he was glad everyone escaped injury. He is not facing any charges at this point.