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Truck Smashes Through Woodbine Retaining Wall

Stopped short of hitting the house below.

A truck stopped short of the house below as it crashed through a retaining wall on Woodbine Avenue late this morning, Northport Police said.

The driver lost control of the delivery truck when his clutch blew as he was travelling up Fox Lane. The truck rolled backwards down Fox Lane and across Woodbine where it smashed through the concrete barrier in front of 217 Woodbine.

The house below was saved from impact when the truck's undercarriage became snagged on the embankment. Northport Police closed the road for an hour and a half as three heavy wreckers struggled to free the truck from its precarious position.

No one was hurt in the accident.

Editor's note: We have removed an incorrect statement that the truck had four axles.

dom November 21, 2011 at 11:13 PM
4 axel?? try a single axel 6 wheeler and if the clutch blew why not step on the brakes ??truck has GVW UNDER 26000 on door meaning it has hydrolic brakes and you dont need a class B LICENCE .those emergency brakes dont hold very good on steep inclines ..........uhhh especily if your not in the truck when it starts to roll back just my 2cents
Jason Molinet November 22, 2011 at 02:43 AM
@Dom all good thoughts. Thanks.
Just Sayin November 22, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Good thing the wall was there.

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