South Carolina Fire Truck Slams into Home

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MINT HILL, N.C. --

Troopers cited a firefighter after a fire truck went rolling in a Mount Holly home Saturday afternoon.

Mount Holly firefighters were responding to an emergency medical call on Lanier Avenue, when the truck rolled down the hill and slammed into the home.

Troopers said the driver was ticketed because he left the truck unattended and also didn't put stoppers behind the wheels.

A man sitting on a couch narrowly missed being hit by the truck. Jennifer Smith lives next door and saw the whole thing happen.

"When it hit the house, all of a sudden we see a man come rolling off the couch as it hits the house," said Smith.

The man's expected to be OK, but was taken to the hospital just as a precaution.

Troopers said the truck has about $8,000 worth of damage. Gaston County emergency services confirms the building has been condemned by inspectors.

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