Truck Hits House, Starts Gas Leak

A truck struck a house in San Jose, prompting evacuations.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012  |  Updated 6:05 AM PDT
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Truck Hits House, Starts Gas Leak

One person was taken to the hospital and three houses were evacuated after a vehicle crashed into a house causing a gas leak on Tuesday night in San Jose, fire and PG&E officials said.

The vehicle struck the house at 5072 Elrose Ave. shortly after 10 p.m., crashing into the meter and causing a gas leak.

PG&E was contacted at around 10:30 p.m. and managed to stop the gas flow at 12:27 a.m. this morning, PG&E spokesman J. D. Guidi said.

As a precaution, the house at 5072 Elrose Ave. and two other houses were evacuated, Guidi said.

As of around 2 a.m., a PG&E service representative was on the scene to determine if the area was safe, so that the residents could return to their houses. PG&E crews remain on the scene making repairs, Guidi said.

One person was taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries was not immediately available, fire officials said.

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