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Lorry crashes into house on Exmoor

By NDJFran  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

The crash occurred in Brompton Regis on Exmoor

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A lorry has ploughed into a house in Brompton Regis on Exmoor following a sat-nav blunder.

The crash happened just before 7pm on Thursday evening in Sanctuary Lane between Combeshead Hill and Bryant's Lane.

The male driver of the vehicle, which belongs to Polish firm Skat, managed to escape unharmed.

The lorry was left in situ overnight until it could be removed safely in daylight.

It is understood the 44-tonne articulated lorry was carrying paper to a mill in Watchet.

Highways Agency crews are at the scene and are attempting to recover the lorry.The road is expected to remain closed in both directions all day.

Kevin Steer, who lives in the house which the lorry collided with, said it had caused considerable damage, including ripping off guttering, slates, and electric cable.

He said: “I was in the house at the time – it sounded like shotguns going off as both his tyres exploded when they were ripped by some stones.

“The driver is Polish and doesn't speak a word of English. He stayed in his cab all night in his sleeping quarters.

“This is a regular occurrence that large lorries come through the village, and normally they just take the guttering off."

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