A truck crash damaged cars and home on Western Avenue Tuesday morning in Lynn, Massachusetts.
The tractor trailer hit a utility pole and took down wires, crashed into a few cars and hit a house, the Lynn Fire Department confirmed. Parts of the area lost power.
The tractor-trailer driver will be cited for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and issued a summons to court at a later date, police said.
Five people live in the home, including Jessica Demars, her three children and her brother-in-law who lives upstairs. No one was injured. Demars was also able to save a family cat from the home.
"It was pretty scary. It sounded like someone was trying to land a plane on Western Ave. and the entire house was shaking - just crazy noises," Demars said. "The power went out and we just grabbed all the kids, made sure everyone was OK and we got out."
The driver of the truck told NBC10 Boston that he was swerving to avoid an animal in the roadway, which caused him to lose control and crash into multiple cars, the pole and the house.
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A tow truck has since removed the tractor trailer as well as a car that was wedged between the tractor trailer and the house.
Demars said the power went out in her home upon impact. After hearing the crash, she said she spoke with the driver to make sure he wasn't injured and that she is grateful everyone was safe.
"When I opened the front door and there was no porch there, I just tried to yell for him to make sure he was OK. He seemed with it, he just couldn't hear me," Demars said. "I'm just so thankful that we are are all OK. It could have been a lot worse because that's right where my bedroom is."