Sleeping couple have lucky escape after B and Q lorry ploughs into house in Harlow

Crime / Tue 17th Dec 2019 am31 09:20am

A B AND Q lorry has ploughed into the side of a house in Harlow.

The incident occurred on the road to the Pinnacles industrial estate (Elizabeth Way) at the junction of Canons Gate this morning (Tuesday).

David Hill, aged 31 and his wife Hannah Hill, aged 28, were asleep at the time and were woken up by the smash in the early hours of the morning. Luckily, their two children were away for the evening.

We have not received any reports of injury.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called at around 3.30am today, Tuesday 17 December, with reports an artic lorry had collided with a building in Canons Gate, Harlow.

There were no reported injuries, however, there was extensive damage to the property and a structural engineer was called.

“The driver assisted us with our enquiries and there were no reported offences”.

YH spoke to the occupants of the house, who confirmed that they were sleeping in the house at the time and escaped uninjured.

Although the house is privately owned, Harlow Council officers from building control are at the scene.

A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “Following the impact the structure has been deemed dangerous by our building control team and is under further investigation. Once the lorry is removed later today a full assessment of the damage can take place.

We know this is a difficult time for the owners after what happened this morning and we have spoken to them and we will remain in close contact.

Officers will stay on site as a precaution until more is known about the damage and the action which can be taken to make the property safe.”

A B and Q spokesperson said: ‘B&Q and Wincanton, our fleet operators, are cooperating fully with the police to understand what happened.

“Our heartfelt apologies go to the Hill family and we will support them however we can.’

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1 Comment for Sleeping couple have lucky escape after B and Q lorry ploughs into house in Harlow:

2019-12-17 12:39:47

I swerved to avoid .................. insert animal of choice. But seriously sorry that this happened at this time of year and hope it is resolved asap.

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