Truck crashes into fence, porch and shed, narrowly missing home

Harriston driver, 61, has been charged with careless driving

HARRISTON – A local driver has been charged after a commercial truck caused extensive damage on a private property here, narrowly missing a house.

Wellington County OPP officials say police were called to the scene on Arthur Street West in Harriston on Sept. 6 at about 9:15am.

“Initial reports indicated that a tractor trailer and a farm vehicle collided causing the tractor trailer to strike a home,” police stated in a Sept. 8 press release.

However, OPP spokesperson Josh Cunningham confirmed to the Advertiser the home itself was not hit by the vehicle. But it was close.

Cuningham explained the crash resulted in “significant porch, shed and fence damage.”

The 61-year-old driver of the truck, who lives in Harriston, was charged with careless driving and is to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 17.