“It’s hard to believe,” Neighborhood cleaning up after garbage truck plows through two homes

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OKLAHOMA - It was a terrifying morning for a metro neighborhood when a garbage truck plowed through two homes.

Bob Moore Chopper 4 was over the scene near 178th and Penn.

Oklahoma City police said the driver had a medical episode, causing him to hop the curb.

Even though pieces of their home are scattered about, reality has not quite set in for the LaGranges.

"Just crazy. It's hard to believe," said Mike LaGrange.

"A garbage truck doesn't hit people's house in real life," said Carolyn LaGrange.

Tough to believe, but that is exactly what happened during trash pickup Monday morning.

The driver had just loaded Whitney McMahon’s garbage when he smashed into her mailbox.

"I was hoping everyone was okay, because there's a lot of families in the neighborhood, so I was hoping nobody was playing or outside or anything," said the mother of two.

After taking out two brick mailboxes, the dump truck plowed through a home before crashing into the LaGranges'.

"I was actually at lunch when I saw the news story breaking. I had no idea it was my house," Mike said.

The truck took a chunk out of their garage and spilled debris over their storm shelter.

"We're not sure if it's alright yet but probably going to need that here in the next day or so," Carolyn said.

People on the street are shaken but thankful, because they know things could have been worse.

"We were very lucky, because it was just our mailbox," McMahon said. "Kids are worth a lot more than that.”

First responders said the driver was barely conscious and trapped inside the truck.

He was rushed to a hospital.

No word on how he is doing.


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