A local man escaped serious injury despite a wall collapsing on him after a truck hit his home near Eastbrook Plaza.
Gregory Shipley went partially under the truck after the accident which happened at about 1:30 p.m. Friday on 24th Street, just west of National Road, said Columbus police spokesman Lt. Matt Harris. Shipley was treated at the scene by paramedics, Harris said.
The driver of the pickup, identified as Paul Matney, 69, was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital, Harris said. Matney’s injuries were described as minor, Harris said.
Columbus Police Officer Kelly Holley was sent to the 2700 block of 24th Street and spoke with Matney, who said he was backing out of a parking spot at a business on National Road when the accelerator stuck on his 2007 Dodge Ram truck.
The vehicle traveled in reverse across the road through a yard and into the home on 24th Street, Harris said. A damaged wall fell on top of Shipley and he then went underneath the truck, Harris said.