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RIVERRIDGE, La. - A River Ridge man says he's lucky to be alive after a pickup truck crashed into his house, pushing him across his living room.

It happened just after noon Thursday at the corner of Citrus Road and Francine Street in River Ridge.

The owner of the house said he was sitting in his chair in the living room when he heard a loud sound outside. When he turned around, a pickup truck crashed through his living room, pushing he and his chair across the room.

The homeowner, too shaken up to talk on camera, was not hurt.

A neighbor says her husband was out in the yard when the truck made the turn from Citrus onto Francine Street.

Neighbors say speeding on Citrus Road is a constant problem for people in this area.

The owner of the pickup truck was not injured and was ticketed for careless operation.

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