Runaway bulldozer smashes into Pennsylvania home, injures operator

The Associated Press

SCRANTON, Pa. – A runaway bulldozer has smashed into a home in Pennsylvania, injuring its operator.

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Dunmore police say Alan Baker was operating the bulldozer for Latona Construction in Dunmore on Thursday when he got tossed from the machine.

Police Chief Sal Marchese tells the Times-Tribune that Baker tried to get back on and stop the machine, but he ended up falling and getting run over. The bulldozer kept going and crashed into the garage of Frank Gillette’s home.

Gillette tells WNEP-TV that, miraculously, a piece of plywood in the garage smashed through the bulldozer’s windshield and hit a lever that put the machine in reverse.

The bulldozer moved back out of Gillette’s home before it was finally stopped.

Police say Baker has been hospitalized for treatment.