By COLlive reporter
A truck without a driver began rolling backwards down Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights on Friday morning, in what could have been a major disaster.
At approximately 9:30 am, a large truck which had been parked on Kingston Avenue between Carroll and Crown Streets suddenly began to roll backwards into traffic.
Drivers and pedestrians nearby were horrified to see the truck barrel towards oncoming traffic and crash into a passing minivan before coming to a stop.
When onlookers ran towards the front of the truck, they noticed there was no driver in the driver’s seat.
Thankfully, the passengers in the minivan – including a young child – were unharmed.
As passersby gathered around the truck, a fire truck came up Kingston Avenue, sirens blaring, but could not get through.
Firefighters placed a brick under the truck’s back wheel so as to keep the truck from moving again.
The driver soon arrived at the scene to move the truck.
“if not for the truck hitting the minivan, it could have hit a pedestrian, or crashed into a storefront, causing G-d forbid injuries, major damage, or even worse,” a passerby told COLlive.