Truck crashes through East Mount Airy building causing collapse

A home in Philadelphia’s East Mount Airy neighborhood has collapsed after a driver struck the front of the structure Monday morning.

The crash occurred on the unit block of Pleasant Street before 7:30 a.m.

Video from the scene shows a truck inside the front of the corner building before the second floor of the building collapsed onto the vehicle.

The homeowner was inside and asleep at the time of the crash. She lives in the home with three adult sons, two of whom were out when the incident occurred. The homeowner says she was asleep in the bedroom above where the truck crashed into the home. She and her son were able to get out of the house safely.

It is not yet clear if the neighboring rowhomes are affected by the collapse.

The driver of the truck was evaluated by paramedics, and the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections says the building is dangerous and must be knocked down.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help the family. For more information, click here.