New dashcam video captures moments before truck slammed into Jacksonville hardware store

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax has obtained new video of the disastrous crash that happened at Bennett’s Ace Hardware last Friday that sent five people to the hospital.

The crash sent five to the hospital, including the two store owners and two children.

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In newly obtained dashcam footage captured by the sand truck that crashed into the store, it appears the truck had a green light as it approached the intersection of West Beaver and Cahoon. That’s when a red sedan pulled out into the intersection, right into the path of the truck, sending it on a collision course with Bennett’s Ace Hardware.

Many on social media have credited the quick action of a good Samaritan who lives near the shop for helping rescue the victims.

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He jumped into action after the crash, while others watched or filmed the scenes from the sidelines.

Nicholas McDonald and his friend were outside at a neighboring house when they heard the crash near the corner of Beaver St. and Cahoon Rd.

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“We heard a loud bang and I looked up and sawdust. I was like, ‘Let’s go check that out and make sure everyone is okay,’” he said. “When we came around the corner, there’s probably 10 to 15 people just standing there with their phones out recording.”

Action News Jax has learned the truck may be removed from the storefront at some point today, but the building has been condemned and declared a total loss.

STAY UPDATED: Action News Jax’s Robert Grant will be digging into the investigation of this crash beginning on FOX30 Action News Jax at 4.

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