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Brighton family in need of support after tractor-trailer crashed into their home

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Editor’s Note: The attached video is from News 8’s previous coverage of the incident.

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WROC) — Angela Guerci says only she and her 9-year-old son were home when the tractor-trailer slid off interstate 390 and plowed right into their living room on Clinton Avenue.

“All of a sudden I felt a big shift. I looked over, the truck was inside of the house, in the middle of the house. I pulled my son out. He was only a couple feet away. Then I walked around the back to the kitchen. I saw everything happening and then I fainted once I got outside,” said Guerci.

Just two houses down one of her neighbors, Jill Banker, says she and her family were preparing to sit down for dinner when they heard the sound of metal scraping followed by what sounded like an explosion.

“Thought it was thunder at first but then we saw the whole house lit up like a white flash. We thought something exploded. The power did flicker but it came right back on. We looked out the window and we saw the car on the hill and then through the trees we saw the tractor trailer in their house,” said Banker.

That’s when Banker says her daughter called 911 and then ran out the door to see what was going on. She says they were concerned that first responders wouldn’t be able to locate some of the family members who are deaf, so she stayed until they knew everyone was okay.

Guerci says her family is now in a hotel for a couple of nights and will hopefully transfer elsewhere.

“We need warm places, food, clothes, we have three pets. We need cat food, litter, stuff like that. But right now, we have what we have, and it should save us for the next two or three weeks hopefully but from then on we are not sure how long it will be for us to be hopping around until we have a forever home.”

If you would like to reach out to the Guerci family to provide support, they have provided these two email addresses for contact: Amguerci@gmail.com and Gorclon24@aol.com.

​ Editor’s Note: The attached video is from News 8’s previous coverage of the incident.

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WROC) — Angela Guerci says only she and her 9-year-old son were home when the tractor-trailer slid off interstate 390 and plowed right into their living room on Clinton Avenue.

“All of a sudden I felt a big shift. I looked over, the truck was inside of the house, in the middle of the house. I pulled my son out. He was only a couple feet away. Then I walked around the back to the kitchen. I saw everything happening and then I fainted once I got outside,” said Guerci.

Just two houses down one of her neighbors, Jill Banker, says she and her family were preparing to sit down for dinner when they heard the sound of metal scraping followed by what sounded like an explosion.

“Thought it was thunder at first but then we saw the whole house lit up like a white flash. We thought something exploded. The power did flicker but it came right back on. We looked out the window and we saw the car on the hill and then through the trees we saw the tractor trailer in their house,” said Banker.

That’s when Banker says her daughter called 911 and then ran out the door to see what was going on. She says they were concerned that first responders wouldn’t be able to locate some of the family members who are deaf, so she stayed until they knew everyone was okay.

Guerci says her family is now in a hotel for a couple of nights and will hopefully transfer elsewhere.

“We need warm places, food, clothes, we have three pets. We need cat food, litter, stuff like that. But right now, we have what we have, and it should save us for the next two or three weeks hopefully but from then on we are not sure how long it will be for us to be hopping around until we have a forever home.”

If you would like to reach out to the Guerci family to provide support, they have provided these two email addresses for contact: Amguerci@gmail.com and Gorclon24@aol.com. Read More BrightonRochesterFirst  

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