Tractor-Trailer Crashes Into 3 Staten Island Homes

NEW YORK (Hamodia/AP) -
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A tractor-trailer carrying metal construction material careened into a car and three homes on Staten Island after the driver was distracted while driving, the NYPD said.

The incident occurred shortly before 5:45 a.m. Monday, at 223 South Avenue. The truck driver, 54, was traveling northbound when he became distracted for a moment, and struck a parked vehicle. His truck then slammed into three homes.

The driver was taken to Richmond University Medical Center, in stable condition with neck and back pain.

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Patricia Willis told WCBS that she awoke to a loud crash, and found the truck protruding into her living room. She says she saw the driver moving around in the cab; he then asked her to help him find his phone.

The NYPD says that no criminality suspected, and the investigation is ongoing.