Tractor-Trailer Carrying Mail Hits Cars, House in Meriden, CT

A tractor-trailer carrying mail crashed into several parked cars and a home on Preston Avenue in Meriden Thursday morning and the family is displaced until the home can be repaired.

Officials said the tractor-trailer hit a van, an SUV and a truck before hitting a home and pushing a tree through a bedroom.

The homeowner said, fortunately, his daughter who sleeps in the bedroom the tree went through was not home when the crash happened, around 4:15 a.m., because she was at work on an overnight shift.

“It sounded like a bomb going off. The house shook,” Aldo Signorello said.

The driver, who was delivering mail between U.S, Postal Service distribution centers in Wallingford and Springfield, Mass. suffered bumps and bruises. No one in the home was hurt, but officials said there is extensive damage to the house and the residents will not be able to return until it is repaired.

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