Two people needed treatment for minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a house in Vermont's Windsor County was hit by an out-of-control tractor trailer.
The chief of police in Ludlow said five people were home at the property on Route 100 when a truck carrying wood pallets crashed into the house.
Investigators said the driver told them he lost his brakes a mile up the road, which is a hill. As he came around the corner, he careened into the home.
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Police said the truck driver and one child in the house were taken to the hospital with cuts and scrapes, which were described as minor.
"It's a steep hill and you know, you've got to have good brakes coming down," Chief Jeffrey Billings told necn affiliate NBC 5 News. "And unfortunately, if you lose any of them, you're not stopping."
The police chief said this was the third time the same property has been struck by a vehicle in the last decade or so.
That portion of Route 100 was closed for several hours as crews dealt with the mess.
NBC 5 News contributed to this report.