SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A pickup truck driver towing an excavator on a flatbed lost his brakes Tuesday night and crashed into two cars and a tire store in Sparta Township, according to Sparta police Lt. John Lamon.
On August 23, at around 9:00 p.m., a black pickup truck, towing an excavator on a flatbed, was travelling down Glen Road toward Main Street, Lamon said.
The driver, Luciano Viera Dos Santos, 28, of North Arlington, told police that his brakes failed and he crossed Main Street striking two parked vehicles. The flatbed then flipped and struck the façade of Mavis Tire and the excavator flipped over in the parking lot, Lamon said.
The Sparta Building Department responded to check the damage to the building, Lamon said.
The vehicle and equipment involved in the accident were towed and impounded, Lamon said.
No injuries were reported, Lamon said.
Sparta Traffic Bureau is investigating the crash before any summonses are issued, Lamon said.