A B&Q lorry has ploughed into the facet of a household’s dwelling leaving them homeless for Christmas.
David Hill 31, was woken up within the early hours of this morning after listening to a ‘huge thud’.
He rushed to get his spouse Hannah, 28, they usually went exterior the place one other lorry driver had seen what had occurred and known as the police.
David mentioned: ‘The driver seemed okay. He climbed out of the window after which the emergency companies got here.
‘We were already outside but the police told us not to go back into the house for safety reasons.’
This afternoon engineers had been inspecting the end-of-terrace, two-bedroom property which is believed to have been broken structurally within the 3.30am crash.
David, who’s dad to 2 women aged 10 and 12, mentioned his he is relieved they had been staying with their mom on the time of the crash, as their bed room is on the entrance of the house the place the lorry hit.
David mentioned: ‘We were spending Christmas Day at our family’s house however we had been going to have ten individuals spherical our house on Boxing Day however that’s clearly cancelled.
‘We’re primarily homeless so we’re staying with household. We’re in all probability going to be with household for 3 to 4 weeks on the very least.
‘It’s a really hectic situation- all our belongings and Christmas presents are within the house.
‘Our neighbours have checked on us and have supplied us tea and low.
‘B&Q have been amazing too, they are keeping in contact with me and they even offered to pay for a hotel for us but we’re staying with household.
‘I’m simply glad no-one is harm.’
A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed no-one was injured and structural engineers had been known as due to harm to the property.
They added: ‘The driver assisted us with our inquiries and there were no reported offences.’
Harlow Council confirmed the house had been ‘deemed dangerous’ and a constructing management staff was investigating.
A council spokesman mentioned: ‘Once the lorry is eliminated later as we speak, a full evaluation of the harm can happen.
‘We know it is a troublesome time for the homeowners after what occurred this morning.
‘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 spokeswoman for the DIY agency mentioned: ‘B&Q and Wincanton, our fleet operators, are co-operating fully with the police to understand what happened.’
She added the agency despatched its ‘heartfelt apologies’ to the household concerned, and that it will ‘support them however we can.’