Truck crashes through house

bbashioum@demo-mo.comSeptember 13, 2013 

When she heard the sounds of a crash, Harrisonville resident Delaina Newsome, 26, thought a tree had fallen on her house.

Instead, she said she was surprised to discover a pick-up truck had plowed through her front yard and up a few steps into the entryway of her home on Sept. 5.

Newsome was working in the basement when she was alarmed by a sudden noise of something crashing through her Harrisonville home at 8:15 a.m.

“I was sitting down in my office and I heard a tree breaking and a bunch of glass shattering,” Newsome said. “I got up and walked around the corner and saw a bunch of glass and shoes from the front door that flew downstairs.”

After coming up the stairs, she saw that a 2003 Chevrolet pick-up truck carrying a tractor trailer with a lawn mower had slammed through her split level home in the 2000 block of Ann Ave., near the intersection of Parkwood Drive.

“I called 911 and then came out to check on the guy,” Newsome said. “It was scary.”

Once paramedics were near, Newsome went to awake her husband, Shawn, 27, who had slept through the ordeal.

The couple’s two young daughters, a 2 and 4 year old, also were unawakened when the truck dodged at least a couple trees before coming to a halt.

Harrisonville police say the driver, Bradley Fitzpatrick, Harrisonville, was heading west on Ann Street before he left the roadway and crashed into the home.

Police said the driver had a history of heart-related issues and blacked out while driving.

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