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Mom, 2 Girls Hurt After Truck Crashes Into House



    3 Hurt After Truck Crashes Into Home

    A woman and her two daughters are recovering after their truck crashed into a Bucks County home. NBC10's Keith Jones speaks to the homeowners. (Published Thursday, April 3, 2014)

    A school teacher and her two young daughters are recovering after their truck crashed into a Bucks County home, causing a partial collapse.

    Officials say Dawn Thompson, a teacher at Neshaminy High School, was driving her truck with her two daughters inside in Feasterville, Pa. Wednesday night. Suddenly, police say, she somehow lost control of her vehicle.

    The truck hopped a curb, drove across a front lawn and then slammed into a home on 357 Fox Hollow Drive.

    "You could feel a rumble and you heard what sounded like a small explosion," said Joe Doyle, who lives across the street from the home.

    The homeowners, Jeff Murtha and his mother Rita Murtha, were both inside during the crash.

    "It didn't sound like a crash at all," Jeff said. "It sounded like an explosion, like if a big truck with steel beams on it flipped over and just metal crashing everywhere."

    Unharmed, Jeff and his mother sprang into action and checked on Thompson and her daughters. The woman and the two girls were trapped inside the vehicle.

    "My son was carrying one girl and trying to help my neighbor with the other," Rita said.

    While they were able to rescue the girls, Thompson was still stuck inside the driver's seat. That was until rescue workers arrived at the scene.

    "My first rescue on scene deployed the jaws of life into the garage and had to pop the door open," said Lower Southampton Fire Chief Steve Krippel.

    "She looked like she was in and out of consciousness," Jeff said. "She didn't really know what was going on. She was in shock."

    Thompson and her daughters were taken to the hospital. All three are in good condition, according to officials.

    Police are still investigating what caused Thompson to lose control of her vehicle.

    Meanwhile, despite the severe damage to their home, Jeff and his mother are still thankful.

    "I'm just glad that everybody got out safe for the most part," Jeff said. "That could all be fixed."