Garbage Truck Crashes Into NJ Home, Starts Fire

EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) -
Firefighters and police work the scene Tuesday where a garbage truck struck a house, igniting a blaze within the East Hanover, N.J., home. (AP Photo/The Daily Record, Bob Karp)
Firefighters and police work the scene Tuesday where a garbage truck struck a house, igniting a blaze within the East Hanover, N.J., home. (AP Photo/The Daily Record, Bob Karp)

Authorities say a garbage truck making pickups in a northern New Jersey neighborhood crashed into a house with a woman and her three children inside.

East Hanover Police Lt. James Snow says a fire broke out Tuesday after the truck smashed through the side of the home. The woman and her children escaped uninjured, but the driver was treated at a hospital for a gash across his head.

Snow said the house is virtually destroyed.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, and no charges have been filed.