18-wheeler crashes into house at Joe's Truck Stop - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

18-wheeler crashes into house at Joe's Truck Stop

Posted: Updated:
The truck crashed into a house on 5th Street in Fort Payne. (Source: Douglas Walker) The truck crashed into a house on 5th Street in Fort Payne. (Source: Douglas Walker)
FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

An 18-wheeler crashed into a house at Joe's Truck Stop Wednesday afternoon.

The truck driver lost control at the notoriously dangerous spot on 5th Street NE, and ran into the home around 12:45 p.m.

Fire crews and other emergency responders were on the scene.

According to the Fort Payne Times Journal, the truck driver had to be rescued from the wreckage. DeKalb Ambulance Service Mark Ford said it was the "most complex" extrication he's seen in 30 years.

The truck driver was responsive, in stable condition. He was taken to Chattanooga by medical helicopter. His condition is unknown. No one in the house was injured.

In July 2010, a truck carrying hundreds of gallons of Bud Light wrecked at Joe's Truck Stop. The truck driver suffered minor injuries, and it took crews 10 hours to clean up the mess.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.

Related Items

Updated:

Images from the scene of the wreck. See photos. More>>

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.