Lorry Crashes into House

A house in the Thames Valley has been severely damaged after a lorry crashed into it.

A Mercedes tipper lorry crashed into the front of the house in Buckingham on Tuesday afternoon, after mounting the kerb to avoid a black pick-up style vehicle, which was travelling in the opposite direction at speed.

The lorry remained embedded in the house on West Street until Wednesday afternoon due to concerns over the safety of the building. It was removed after a structural engineer gave the all-clear.

The lorry driver, a 21-year-old man from Bulgaria, was arrested at the scene for having no insurance and was later released with a caution.

The oncoming vehicle didn't stop when it happened an police want anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

Investigating officer, PC Liz Johnson, of the Roads Policing Unit at Milton Keynes, said:

“We are very keen to speak to anyone who saw the black pick-up style vehicle coming from the direction of Buckingham town centre, heading towards Brackley. Luckily noone was hurt in the collision, but it has caused severe damage to the house and widespread disruption to neighbouring businesses and residents.”