Truck hits house after driver falls asleep, man inside OK

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 20, 2011, at 12:14 p.m.

OLD TOWN, Maine — A college student asleep in his bed on Main Street got a rude awakening early Thursday when a Ford F-250 pickup truck drove into his bedroom, Old Town police Sgt. Travis Roy said later in the morning.

Luckily, the man’s bed was located on the far side of the room from where the truck hit. Somehow his bed sheet got caught in the fender of the truck and was stripped off him while he slept, but he was not injured, the sergeant said.

“He’s very lucky,” Roy said of the University of Maine student renter who was not identified.

Andrew Ziolkovski, 22, was heading to his Main Street home at around 2:30 a.m. when he fell asleep at the wheel and struck a parked 1999 Ford Explorer and then the apartment house, located near the corner of Main and Congress streets, the sergeant said.

“The whole corner of the house is gone,” Roy said. “The whole nose, fender and half of the cab was in the house.”

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the sergeant said.

“He was heading home and fell asleep,” he said. “He lives right down the street.”

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