Pickup crashes into house on Route 17

By Daniel Dunkle | Dec 28, 2018
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle This house on Route 17 in Rockport sustained significant damage, both to the interior and exterior, when it was struck by a pickup truck Dec. 28.

Rockport — A pickup truck crashed into a house on Route 17, near the intersection with Route 90, causing significant damage and injuring one person early Friday afternoon.

The Rockport Fire Department, Rockport Police and Northeast Ambulance responded to the crash, which took place in icy, wet conditions at about 1 p.m. at 859 Rockland St.

Fire Chief Jason Peasley said one person suffered a possible arm injury.

The house was struck by a red GMC pickup truck, which was also damaged in the crash. Camden Exxon towed the vehicle from the scene.

Traffic was down to one lane on Route 17 for about half an hour.

It was not the first call of the busy day in Rockport. The department responded earlier to a car crashing into a telephone pole near Danica Candles. There were no injuries in that crash.

Truck vs. House Route 17
(Video by: Daniel Dunkle)
This pickup truck collided with a house on Route 17 in Rockport Dec. 28. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Firefighters and police on the scene Dec. 28 where a pickup truck struck a house on Route 17. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Rockport Firefighter Mike Callaway directs traffic on Route 17 after a truck collided with a house Dec. 28. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Dec 29, 2018 14:41

Ice? The article does not say....



Posted by: Cathy Baker | Dec 28, 2018 17:30

There was a collision this afternoon before 3pm, on Rte. 1 in Rockport, at the intersection with Pascal Ave.; sedan side-damaged, one transported.



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