It’s every homeowner’s fear: unexpectedly, your house suffers significant damage due to a terrible accident. Around 6:25 p.m. on Sunday, October 18th, a truck crashed into the side of a woman’s St. Augustine home. The home, located at 27 Ocean Way, sustained minor structural damage as a result.
Luckily, according to the victim’s son, Kevin Owens, no one was inside the house when the truck crashed into it. Owens told reporters that some of the foundation had been busted, and a portion of the plaster on an interior wall was broken. He also said that he thought that the truck was attempting to round the corner at the intersection, misjudged the degree of the turn, and ended up hitting the side of his mother’s house. Needless to say, repairs to the property damage caused by the incident are likely to cost a pretty penny.
Although Owens did express concern that his mother could have been sitting inside the living room and been hit by the truck when it crashed, he also admitted that despite the mess, he was glad that things hadn’t turned out worse. He said that he was “very surprised,” as such an incident was “not what [he] expected on a Sunday evening.”
According to St. Augustine Fire Rescue Captain Fittipaldi, the driver of the truck that hit the house was taken to a local hospital with only minor injuries. So far, no additional details from the incident have been released, including the name of the homeowner or the driver, or their current statuses. Authorities have also not said whether the truck driver will face any criminal charges in connection with the incident. However, it is likely that local police will conduct an investigation to determine what charges — if any—may be brought.
If you have been injured or your home has been damaged by a vehicle-related accident, you may be facing significant medical bills and/or home repair bills that can’t wait. With all of the emotional, physical and mental turmoil, you may not know where to turn for the best legal advice. Fortunately, personal injury attorney James Cunningham has been supporting accident victims in their legal proceedings since 1977. To set up your free initial consultation to discuss your case and your legal rights, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) at your earliest convenience.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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