Truck crash causes minor building collapse at Kenilworth Public Works building

A dump ruck crased into the Kenilworth Public Works building, causing a minor collapse.

A dump ruck crased into the Kenilworth Public Works building, causing a minor collapse. (6/22/16)

KENILWORTH - A dump truck crashed into the side of the Kenilworth Public Works building Wednesday, causing parts of the building to collapse.

The Kenilworth Fire Department battalion chief tells News 12 New Jersey that crews were unloading the truck when it started to roll and struck the building. The crash tore down two overhead garage doors and knocked down parts of the building.

The regional Metro Strike Team was called in to help with the collapse. The team was formed after the Sept. 11 attacks and is a quick response unit from 11 different towns that is trained in building collapse and trench rescue efforts.

The team was able to shore up the building to make sure it didn’t collapse further, while they worked to make sure no one was trapped or injured by the collapse.

There were no injuries reported during the incident. Officials are working to determine why the truck rolled away.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Majestic Lanes bowling alley was damaged when 1 Driver crashes into Woodbridge bowling alley
Mikayla Raji, 8, paid for a Jamesburg police 2 Girl whose father was killed in line of duty buys officer dinner
Preston Taylor admits his involvement in the disappearance 3 Childhood friend admits helping to dispose of missing woman’s body
Computer issues have prevented some Newark city employees 4 Computer issues prevent Newark city employees from being paid
Students, parents and faculty at a Bayonne high 5 Bayonne's Marist High School faces fundraising deadline to stay open

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE