Driver plows through 3 homes in Mesa after suffering heart attack

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MESA - A truck crashes into a home in a Mesa neighborhood after the driver has a heart attack.

It happened at a house in the 7500 block of Juanita Avenue near Baseline and Sossaman on Friday afternoon.

Personal belongings could be seen scattered all over the place from 3TV's chopper.

The crash also knocked out the power needed to run the air conditioning.

Police tell 3TV that the driver either had a heart attack or a stroke.

"Some guy was driving down the highway here and he had a heart attack. His wife grabbed the steering wheel and steered him off the main road, " Richard McFarland. one of the homeowners, explains.

The driver, in his 60s, was slumped over the wheel while his wife tried to take control of the truck and in the process plowed through a home's fence and then went through another house's carport, shed and laundry room.

McFarland was inside at the time of the crash and says it sounded and looked like a bomb went off.

The truck scattered all of his family's possessions before coming to a stop at a third home, knocking out its electricity.

Constance Gibson was on the phone was SRP and explains, "I have cancer and I need to be in this house. I can't deal with this." SRP, nonetheless, cannot turn on the power until an electrician fixes the lines and the City of Mesa inspects them. The Gibsons have decided to stay at a neighbor's home.

Police tell 3TV that in cases like these there are no citations given but instead it becomes a civil case that insurance companies will handle.

Police tell 3TV the driver was talking to emergency personnel on the way to the hospital but his medical condition is unknown.