Heavy fog obscuring sight appears to be the reason a semi-trailer truck slammed into a small parked Honda early Thursday morning, violently shooting the small vehicle 70 feet down a sleepy East Ridgewood Avenue.
Around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, a semi-trailer truck was heading west on East Ridgewood Avenue when it struck the small late-model Honda Fit parked on the side of the road. The force propoelled the Honda an estimated 70 feet, coming to rest in front of a brick wall that borders the Mayflower Apartments.
No one was hurt in the early-morning crash.
Due to the excessive fog, the truck driver did not see the parked car until it was too late, he was overheard saying. Police could not immediately be reached for comment on the possible issuance of citations or cause for the crash.
The owner of the Honda was unsure of the original location of where it was parked, but said she “imagined it was somewhere around where the glass starts.”
Debris from the vehicle was blasted the width of Ridgewood Ave, and a thule storage rack was knocked clean from the roof of the car.
The Honda was effectively destroyed, with the rear left corner of the trunk and backseat passenger door crumpled, and the bumper removed.
The truck also sustained a considerable amount of damage, tearing out the entire left side of the trailer, exposing the innards and the broken axle.
It mowed down a two-hour parking sign, and narrowly missed a phone pole, coming to a halt just in front of the pole on the curb.
Ironically, the truck was carrying auto parts.
The owners of the Honda did not hear the crash, but were awakened by police alerting them of the situation, they said.