UPDATE: Trash truck slams into Saugus home, injures one

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Cheryl Hartmann speaks to a home owner near the scene of a collision between a garbage truck and a home on the 28000 block of Carnegie Avenue in Saugus on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Austin Dave/The Signal



A garbage truck lost control and slammed into a single-story house in Saugus on Tuesday, injuring at least one person, according to fire officials.

Shortly before 3:15 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a house on Carnegie Avenue, west of Bridges Court, for a “garbage truck into a house,” Vanessa Lozano, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

“One patient was transported to the hospital,” she said.

Firefighters arriving at the scene at 3:16 p.m. reported the truck crashed into the garage of the house, also hitting a parked truck.

They called work crews from Southern California Edison to repair a utility pole taken out in the collision and crews from SoCalGas to inspect gas connections.

Also called to the damaged house were building inspectors with the City of Santa Clarita.

“Our troublemen arrived at the (crash) site at 3:45 p.m.,” Edison spokeswoman Sally Jeun told The Signal, referring to Edison workers and noting no report of downed wires in the crash.

“They are still assessing the situation,” she said. “No outages were reported.”

Christine Detz, spokeswoman for SoCalGas told The Signal: “We dispatch one of our crews and they found not damage to gas lines, no leak.”

BREAKING: Garbage truck slams into home in Saugus

BREAKING: A garbage truck slammed into a home on Carnegie Avenue in Saugus. Reporter Austin Dave has details.Read more here: https://signalscv.com/2018/03/trash-truck-slams-saugus-home-injures-one/

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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