Comcast Crashed A Truck Into My House And I Don't Even Get Free Cable

Reader Ryan sends us a gallery of photos depicting the aftermath of an unfortunate meeting between a moving Comcast van and his house.

Ryan says:

Apparently their trucks run on “high speed” only. And guess what? No free cable.




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  1. weakdome says:

    haha – “this vehicle makes frequent stops”

  2. B says:

    That’ll buff right out.

  3. corkdork says:

    At least you can’t complain that they knocked on the door and left immediately…

  4. A.W.E.S.O.M.-O says:

    Something about the “Call now to get COMCAST CABLE today!” on the side of a van crashed into a house makes me laugh.

  5. mike says:

    I didn’t initally have Comcast going all the way to the worst company in america. Now I think they’re in it to win it.

  6. NightSteel says:

    @corkdork: Now there’s an idea. Place a pit trap outside your house and arm it on the days that you have technicians scheduled. They try to drive on by and boom, stuck.

  7. jjeefff says:

    HEADLINE: Comcast Van Throttled Down By House

  8. consumersaur says:

    Someone hurry up and point out that it’s not Comcast’s fault because they didn’t order the driver to smash into the house.

  9. alumicor says:

    Comcast’s way of making sure you know they were there instead of parking accross the street at the local coffee shop before closing their ticket and saying there was no access?

  10. my best friend works for comcast. i am forwarding her this article right now

  11. legwork says:

    Love the blacked-out license plate. Like we might tie the van to its owner or something.

  12. AnxiousDemographic says:

    Gimme a break! This is clearly the OP’s fault. ;-)

  13. zentex says:


    HAHAHA, that should be the new tag for ANYTHING Comcast related

  14. AnxiousDemographic says:

    This is so obviously the OP’s fault. After all, he decided to live in a house that might get in the way of an errant Comcast truck!

  15. Interesting that in this era of Web 2.0 – you are no longer limited to telling your friends and neighbors….

    Sometimes, getting things off your chest and telling the world can actually make you feel better

  16. nfs says:

    @weakdome: more like “this vehicle makes frequent crashes”

  17. AnxiousDemographic says:

    This is obviously the OP’s fault. After all, he decided to live in a house that might get in the way of an errant Comcast truck!

  18. Charred says:

    … and the story is?

  19. Necoras says:

    Can we get some more details? Was the driver drunk? Asleep? 16 and texting? What was the aftermath?

  20. EvilConservative says:

    Stupid story unrelated to Consumerist topics. Who knows why the driver left the road. Maybe mechanical problem, maybe swerving to miss a child running after a ball… Pointless story in this context.

  21. There's room to move as a fry cook says:

    Is there damage to the house? I can’t tell.

  22. Nick1693 says:

    Comcast is probably gonna sue for the time they were “in the house”

  23. mgy says:

    At least they hit a house instead of a child this time.

  24. Crymson_77 says:

    @IfThenElvis: Does it matter? LOL

  25. RodAox says:

    They were in such a rush to fix his internet…. right there is dedication to serve the customer….

  26. Farquar says:


    Thats what I was thinking. Take the van away and no one could tell the house had been smashed into.

    What city is this? Beirut?

  27. ptkdude says:

    I got rear-ended by a Comcast van about 2 years ago. The guy was reading his map at the time. I’m wondering if this guy was just doing exactly what his GPS was telling him to do. “It said turn right, so I turned right. It didn’t tell me to stop.”

  28. orielbean says:


  29. Farquar says:

    Hey, how about a post mocking the ineptitudenessery of Gawker IT?

    How about it? We’ll mock Comcast/WalMart ineptness, yet IT can’t get the sole money-making function of the entire family of sites, the comments, to work consistently.

  30. scooby76 says:

    This is so full of win I don’t even know where to start.

  31. Mayor McRib says:

    But most importantly, did this happen between the 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. window that they gave you?

  32. evslin says:

    I blame the OP. Clearly he did not offer the Comcast guy a glass of water or a tip, otherwise this wouldn’t have happened.

    Or something.

  33. grebby says:

    What’s with the K-9 unit? Were they checking for drugs in the van?

  34. ByeBye says:

    How is this comcasts fault?
    It’s not like they embedded a microchip into his head giving it commands…

    Hm…that gives me an idea….



  36. Wally East says:

    @EvilConservative: Oh, right. If you can’t blame the OP, just say the story shouldn’t have been posted in the first place. I mean, certainly wouldn’t want anything funny or amusing to be posted that’s only sort of related.

  37. Mudpuddle says:

    I love that the sticker on the back of the van says “this vehicle makes frequent stops” hehh

  38. ironchef says:

    Wear a neck brace and your attorney at your side…and make that same demand to Comcast.

  39. Kos says:


  40. Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg says:

    @ptkdude: I’m wondering if this guy was just doing exactly what his GPS was telling him to do. “It said turn right, so I turned right.

    The machine knows where it’s going. THE MACHINE KNOWS!!!

  41. jonny6pak says:

    @Manator Will Show You the Promised Land!: “How is this comcasts fault?”

    It’s more a question of whether it is Comcast’s fault. They hired a driver who may or may not be negligent and reckless. The driver was most likely an employee of Comcast and operating the van within the capacity of his/her job. That would place liability for damages on the employer, though the driver could be personally liable as well.

  42. Wormfather is Wormfather says:

    Wow that’s COMCASTIC!

    In other news please stop telling the editors what shoudl and should be posted on the site.

  43. ByeBye says:

    @jonny6pak: My sarcasm is not very good…

    This is why I fail at these posts, lol.

  44. ViperBorg says:

    So I’m guessing the drivers are as good as the customer service people?

  45. Stormslanding says:

    Does he live in the garbage can? Thats the only thing knocked over.

  46. @EvilConservative:

    Thank you EvilConservative for pointing out the most important issues.

    But the Comcast haters of the world will never let the facts get in the way of a good Comcastic bashing.

  47. attheotherbeach says:

    Geez, people…You complain when Comcast doesn’t show up, then you complain when they do!


  48. Xerloq says:

    This is simply the ‘professional’ method of pulling cable through stucco/adobe walls – it’s the fastest way.

    Don’t try this yourself, you’ll take down the whole block. Only professional idiots should try to drive through walls.

  49. Xerloq says:

    @EvilConservative: If it’s pointless, why comment? Move along.

    Have a Nice Day!

  50. Craig says:

    New driver, got confused about having to get there in the specified window.

  51. Craig says:

    Either that or the OP intentionally put his house in front of the van to try and get the house repaired for free.

  52. Joedragon says:

    This is part of comcarp’s new we crash into your house to knock down your dish / knock out other cable co cable line and when you come out they will say I can install comcrap cable right now.

  53. luz says:

    Why is the police dog there? Is it trained to sniff out car crashes?

  54. tgpt says:

    Do you think they’re going to charge for a technician visit?

  55. Edge231 says:

    That is one crappy house.

  56. Burgandy says:

    @West Coast Secessionist: I actually LOLed. Can we please get someone to cut & paste a cute kitty behind the wheel?

  57. Kounji says:

    Wow comcast must of heard about diebold and walmart in the contest and staged this event. Yes, I believe they are actually trying to win worst company in America.

  58. kmt06002 says:

    @Charred: No story, just a little humor.

    You do know what THAT is, don’t you?

  59. antmilla says:

    Yet another reason why I hate Comcast.

  60. Charred says:

    @kmt06002: A van hitting a house is funny because… ?

  61. azntg says:

    The speed throttling game is back on Comcast’s court.

  62. ChuckECheese says:

    I’ll bet the Comcast driver went off the road in a fit of shock when he saw that the residents are not recycling their phonebooks. Just look at that first environmentally disturbing photo.

  63. Consumer007 says:

    @EvilConservative: Actually I rather have to disagree. We already know they hire non-technical morons that miss appointments and leave the job undone at houses. This just goes to prove their moron caliber even further, right along with that story about them drag racing and killing someone, I believe it was a few weeks ago?

    Why can’t people like you just face it that they are careless and incompetent across the board?

    Oh let me guess – you shop at WalMart too…

  64. Consumer007 says:

    @luz: It’s probably a drug dog sniffing to see if there was crack under the car seat…wouldn’t surprise me – Com-Crack.

  65. Consumer007 says:

    @ViperBorg: The drivers are the former customer dis-service people promoted to higher levels of messing with people.

  66. Consumer007 says:

    @Farquar: I’m sure the local HOA just loved your little vomment…

    Neighborhood home values goin DOWN!!!!

  67. godlyfrog says:

    Clearly the OP didn’t call technical support when the truck crashed, otherwise Comcast would have sent the van a reset signal, which would have cleared up all their problems.

  68. coloradogray says:

    Alright… no free cable. What did they offer?

  69. KhaiJB says:

    ‘I’ll just bring my tools straight in…..’

  70. There's room to move as a fry cook says:

    The area code on the van (301) corresponds to an earlier Consumerist report about a hijacked Comcast van near Baltimore. That could explain the camera crews and rescue dog.


  71. @Edge231: Well a Van did kinda just come crashing right into it.

  72. m0unds says:

    at least they didn’t set your house on fire or bore into utility power lines or sewer lines.

  73. Imaginary_Friend says:

    Driver: “…and I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for you meddling kids and that bong-sniffing mutt, Scooby-Doo.”

  74. PølάrβǽЯ says:

    “In other news please stop telling the editors what shoudl and should be posted on the site.”
    @Wormfather is Wormfather: I second that. As I always say to those that complain about the content: If you don’t like it, leave! Now where’s that banhammer, Meg?

  75. Frank_Trapasso says:

    @aaron8301: Yeah. How dare readers of a blog give feedback to the blog’s editors! They might learn more about their audience or refine their approach…or, gasp, even try something new as a result!

  76. thinner77 says:

    it appears the Broadway mover truck driver, after leaving Boston,
    found another job…with Comcast.

  77. Bruce says:

    It’s actually Comcast’s fault, they’re Dish customers, the driver was scheduled to ram the house two doors over.

  78. Pro-Pain says:

    Drunk and high on weed. Comcast, ready or not, here we come!!!! *floors accelerator*

  79. jonny6pak says:

    @Manator Is Sorry:
    “My sarcasm is not very good… This is why I fail at these posts, lol.”

    HA! Or maybe I’m just too literal of a person. Oh well… Good times, good times.

  80. niccernicus says:

    @legwork: Hilarious!