YARMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities in Yarmouth said four people were injured after a pickup truck driver slammed into several vehicles and a business in a crash caught on camera Friday morning.
The Yarmouth Police Department said officers and local firefighters were called to the TD Bank off Route 28 where a truck was found embedded in the side of the building around 11:30 a.m.
Investigators found the crash appeared to happen after the truck left the roadway and “became airborne after hitting a median.” The truck struck a sign which, in turn, hit and injured a customer from a bustling deli next to the TD Bank.
“The sign just shattered like a house of cards,” said deli owner Ed Walsh. “It went everywhere. Evidently, one of the pieces of the sign hit him and knocked him down.”
Two parked cars were also struck as the truck barreled in the direction of the bank and eventually plowed into a brick wall.
Surveillance video shared with 7NEWS showed the truck involved in this crash smashing through the sign and careening through a neighboring parking lot on its way toward the bank. Debris from the sign could be seen scattering across the area.
Police said six people were inside the bank at the time of the crash. All four people who were injured, including the driver, suffered what officials described as minor injuries.
Despite this crash, officials said there appeared to be no structural damage to the bank building, adding that the bank is expected to be able to reopen on Saturday.
An off-duty Yarmouth firefighter was at a store across the street at the time of this crash and came running to help. The firefighter, Kevin Enright, said the car was locked and the driver was unresponsive when he arrived.
Enright said the driver’s foot was still on the gas with the truck’s tires still spinning when it came to a stop. Enright continued, saying there was “a massive amount of smoke coming from the tires” before he was able to break a window to get the driver’s foot off the gas and turn the car off.
“It could have been a lot worse,” Enright said. “It’s the best outcome. No one was seriously injured.”
While a police investigation continued, Enright said the driver appeared to have suffered some sort of medical issue before the crash.
Some crews remained on scene past 6 p.m. Friday boarding up the damaged bank.
Police said the driver was not facing any charges as of Friday evening.
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