Just another brick off the wall...

The US Geological Survey reports a very mild earthquake rattled the Dallas area last evening. The report puts the epicenter somewhere near Greenville, Texas, but BD thinks that might be a typo and it was in fact centered on Lowest Greenville.

About the same time as the earthquake, an apparently intoxicated young man (reported to be 17 years old) was driving northbound on Summit Avenue in a pick-up truck when he careened into a house (luckily unoccupied) on the northeast corner of Bell Street, taking out the stop sign on the sidewalk. His vehicle hit the front wall near the door, causing a whole bunch of bricks to fall on the hood and windshield.

The driver pulled into reverse, backing out into the path of another car going south on Summit Avenue (which was able to swerve out of the way), then drove east on Bell Street towards Greenville Avenue. Luckily, before he could enter the busy traffic, two flat tires brought the truck to a standstill in front of the tattoo parlor about half-way down the block.

The official DPD report is not yet posted, but BD understands the driver was taken into custody after an on-site accident investigation. Friends of the homeowner came out to help remove valuables and seal the house pending repairs.

Note the bottle of Jack Daniels on top of the truck over the drivers' side - it was empty.

More photos of the incident can be found here.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets