There was a terrible accident today on East Ward, around 11:30 this morning.
A St. Vincent de Paul truck was picking up donated goods at the intersection of East Ward and 24th. The truck was parked at the top of the hill. When the driver was about to load the truck, the breaks failed.
The truck, without a driver, headed down the hill. It smashed open a fire hydrant, sending a river of water down the hill. Next the truck hit a fence, trees, and several cars along Ward before finally being stopped by two parked cars.
Thankfully no one was seriously injured. The truck and at least four parked cars were severely damaged.