MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A tow truck slammed into the side of a west Miami-Dade home Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
Chopper4 was over the scene at 702 SW 97th Court Circle as crews were seen beside the home around 3 p.m.
The front end of the truck could be seen stuck in the home.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said the tow truck driver apparently hit a Mercedes-Benz, forcing the Benz off the road and into a fence. Then the tow truck continued into that home.
Fortunately, no one was inside that home at the time of the crash and neither of the drivers was injured.
One of the people who lives in the home said they were fortunate.
“We’re very lucky,” said the resident. “And the man in truck was very lucky too.”READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
The resident expressed his thanks to the firefighters and police officers who responded quickly. Everyone who witnessed the aftermath marveled at the good fortune that everyone walked away unscathed.
“Thankfully no one was injured, which was the most important part,” said a witness.
Paramedics say once they determined that neither of the drivers were hurt they assessed the damage to the house. At first they weren’t sure if the house would stand on its’ own.
“The home next was our concern that it would come down and hurt someone,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Captain Eric Hernandez.
Fortunately, the home did not come down.Although the house has been determined to be an unsafe structure.
“When you walk around to the other side you can see the house is uninhabitable,” the resident said. “Now we must figure out what happens to us. We’re out on the street officially. There’s the sign condemning the house.”MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
The Red Cross is helping the family out with lodging and other necessities in the coming days.