A PDQ garbage truck driver was injured Thursday when he lost control of his truck and crashed into a home in Bellevue.
The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. at the home located on Cavalier Drive off Cross Timbers Drive and Highway 70S.
The homeowner's business partner, Josh Hesse, told Nashville's News 2 he was in the backyard with three other people when they heard a "noise that sounded like Armageddon."
They rushed to the front of the house and found the garbage truck partially lodged in one of the home's bedroom.
The driver of the truck suffered serious injuries and was taken from the home by an ambulance after he jumped from the truck before it slammed into the house according to Metro Fire crews and the witnesses at the scene.
Metro Fire Captain Ed Greer said "the driver was talking by the time he got to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but in a lot of pain."
There was a person on the back of the truck. The captain said he too jumped off before the truck hit the house and was uninjured.
Paul Nelson was the one person in the home about 30 feet from where the crash occurred. He was not injured.
"It felt like an earthquake, absolutely. You just kept hearing the tires spin and it kept driving. There was a secondary hit when the crash went through the basement," he said.
Hesse said the family is out of town and called it a "miracle" because the bedroom the truck struck is a two-month-old baby's nursery.
Police said it appears the truck's brakes failed and the driver lost control while traveling down a hill in front of the house.
PDQ General Manager John McIntosh told Nashville's New 2 "there could be a thousand things that caused the accident."
The truck also hit a car parked on the street at the foot of the hill before it struck the house.
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