Truck Hits House, Injures Four Children

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    A pickup truck slammed into a Fort Worth home, hitting a bedroom where four children were sleeping early Friday morning.

    Tim Hardeman with the Fort Worth Fire Department said fire units were dispatched to the scene around 2 a.m. Friday. The house is located in the 4000 block of Lebow Street.

    Truck Slams Into Fort Worth House

    [DFW] Truck Slams Into Fort Worth House
    A truck smashed into a Fort Worth house early Friday morning, injuring four children. (Published Friday, Jun 14, 2013)

    Previously, Fort Worth fire officials said the truck crashed into a detached garage that had been converted into a bedroom, but the family clarified that the room the truck crashed through was actually the living room of the home.

    Monica Medina, mother of the four injured boys, said the family had fallen asleep on the couch in that room while watching television.

    The four children suffered injuries and were transported by MedStar to a local hospital. The family returned to the home Friday morning and told NBC 5's Jeff Smith that some of the boys were trapped underneath the truck.

    The boys, aged from 3 to 12-years-old, were released from the hospital and returned home on Friday.

    After the crash, the driver of the truck backed up and drove across the front yard, knocking over a fence and hitting a tree.

    Neighbors said they heard the loud crash and then heard the injured children crying out.

    "There was, of course, a lot of screaming. They were all in shock. I mean, it was all dusty in the yard where he was trying to get out, it was kind of chaotic," said neighbor Henry Sosa.

    Police found the truck they believe was involved in the incident just a few houses away from the site of the crash. The truck was hidden in the backyard of a home on Lebow Street. The house where the truck was found does not belong to the registered owner of the truck.

    Police are actively patrolling the neighborhood to try to find the driver.