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'Like a sonic boom:' Crash sends truck into home of elderly Hillsborough County siblings

Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 18:56:26-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A family in Hillsborough County is grateful they weren't injured when a crash sent a truck into their home on Wednesday.

Agnes Veasey, 87, and her brother, Ned Williams, 78, were in their home watching TV when the crash happened.

According to the sheriff's office, the truck crashed into the home after two vehicles collided at West Trapnell Road and Turkey Creek road.

Fruit from the stand the siblings had in front of their home can be seen strewn all over.


“It sounded like a sonic boom to be honest with you,” said Agnes Veasey.

Neighbors heard the sound too and rushed to help.

“I was like I gotta save them, I gotta save them,” said neighbor Irwing Nieto.

He said the siblings are like grandparents to him.

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“I just went to action mode. Me and my dad, just like boom boom boom,” Nieto said.
 Nieto said he tried to slowly pull up Agnes, then his dad pulled her up to make sure she was breathing.

“What she was saying is where’s Ned? Where’s Ned? And I’m like Ned? And he’s like ‘I’m fine I’m just trapped,’” Nieto said.

He said an employee from a nearby gas station ran over to pull rubble off of Ned.

First responders said they were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They were both out of the hospital on Thursday and said they were sore but doing okay.

“Just thank God I was alive, that’s what I said,” Veasey said.


“I got a guardian angel over me, I know that much,” Williams said.

They said it’s not the first time a crash has happened at the intersection.

“This is is the most serious one but sometimes cars hit on the lawn or towards the side of the house,” said Erik Nieto.

Their house is left in pieces, but they’re grateful to be okay. Ned asking for prayers.

“I’m just sad,” he said.
The sheriff’s office says no charges have been filed.