RC Man escapes death as truck crashes into his home

RC Man escapes death as truck crashes into his homeBy LAURA Austin

News Review Staff Writer

Ridgecrest Police Dept., Kern County Fire Dept., and Liberty Ambulance responded to an accident at 9:30 am Monday morning. The driver of a white Ford pickup was traveling east bound on West Ridgecrest Blvd. when he apparently lost control, bounced through the desert and plunged into an apartment at 113 S. Richmond Rd. The male adult victim, occupant of the dwelling, sustained minor injuries. He was in his bedroom at the time the truck came crashing through his house. The vehicle stopped right at his bed where he narrowly escaped being crushed. The driver was taken to Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for evaluation. Ridgecrest Police suggested that DUI was not a factor and the driver may have had a medical issue. No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing. The victim’s residence was red tagged being unsafe for occupancy. The resident was able to be relocated.

Story First Published: 2021-12-17