LORRY CRASHES INTO ARRETON HOUSE

imageUPDATED: A lorry has crashed into a house in Arreton this afternoon (Wednesday).

Emergency services including police and paramedics are currently in attendance at the scene on the main Sandown to Newport road.

One fire appliance from Newport is also attending the incident and firefighters are working with building inspectors to assess the damage to the property.

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Two garden walls have been destroyed by the tipper, which has come to rest against the thatched cottage.

Amazingly, no one has been seriously injured in the incident, the cause of which is currently unclear.

imageThe road has been closed in one direction from Newport to Sandown.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

UPDATE @ 14:50 –  Bartletts Service Station have arrived at Arreton to prepare to recover the DAF lorry.

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Another building inspector has been requested to attend the scene and once declared safe to do so, the lorry is set to be hauled back onto the carriageway.

The homeowner has told Island Echo that it’s a ‘miracle’ that no one was injured in the crash as his wife and daughter were in the front room at the time of the impact.

The road has now been closed in both directions and is likely to remain closed for at least another hour. Southern Vectis buses are diverting accordingly.

imageUPDATE @ 15:31 – Around 20t of clay is to now be removed from the tipper before the vehicle can be towed clear of the property.

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Another lorry is now emptying the material using a grab arm.

Hard road closures have been requested to be put in place and the road is likely to remain closed for a further hour at least.

Firefighters and ambulance crews have now left the incident.

UPDATE @ 17:50 – The K. Coghlan-owned lorry has been recovered from the scene by Bartletts Service Station.

The A3056 has now reopened in both directions.

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