UPDATE: A Brainerd family received an abrupt wake-up call Saturday morning when a pickup truck crashed into their home.

The crash happened just after 2:00 am in the 4100 block of Cherryton Drive.

When firefighters arrived at the home, they saw that the Lite Step Gardening truck had crashed into the base of the house, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Firefighters and members of the Special Operations division worked to support the home before pulling the truck out with a wrecker.

The hole has been covered with a tarp, but the family of four has been told they will have to stay somewhere else until more permanent repairs can be made to the rented house, a CFD spokesperson explained.

None of the family members were injured, and volunteers with the American Red Cross are helping them.

Battalion Chief David Thompson Jr. said this is the third time a vehicle has crashed into this home. 

 
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Chattanooga police are working to determine the cause of the crash.

CPD said the driver, Edward Joseph Park hit a Dodge sedan that was legally parked on the roadway before crashing into the home. He told officers that he had rocks in the bed of the truck that caused him to lose control, according to the arrest report. 

Park was arrested for DUI, and he also faces the following charges:

  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Driving on roadways laned for traffic, violation
  • Reckless driving
  • Implied consent law - drivers
  • No proof of insurance
  • Drivers to exercise due care

Stay with Channel 3 as we learn more about this developing story.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police and fire are currently working an accident where a driver crashed into a home on Cherryton Drive.

It happened Saturday morning around 2:15. Emergency crews were called out to the home. 

At this time its unclear if anyone was hurt in the accident.  We are working to learn what caused this driver to run off the road. 

We expect to hear more information from the Chattanooga Fire Department.

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