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Video shows carnage on road as truck drags car smashing into everything in its path

Neighbours are still in shock over what happened. Credit: Manchester Evening News.

This is the shocking moment a stolen 18-tonne lorry crashes through a residential street leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

The vehicle is seen crashing its way down Hadfield Street in Oldham where it crushes cars and overturns vehicles.

A total of 14 were wrecked during the carnage.

Stunned residents have been left counting the cost of damage caused to their cars and properties, with garden walls also collapsed.

Fortunately no-one was seriously injured, although there were reports of some people nearby suffering cuts and grazes from flying glass.

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It's understood the lorry was taken from Si Tech builders yard in Oldham at around 7am on Wednesday morning and was later driven down the quiet residential street with devastating results.

The vehicle was later found dumped in the Hulse Estate area of Oldham and torched.

The video shows one neighbour looking down the street before moving away from the road, shortly before the lorry bursts down the road, taking out the side of a blue van.

Crashing through parked vehicles, the grabbing arm on the back of the lorry, which had been resting against the firm’s office door as an anti-theft measure, violently swings round.

It then flips over two vehicles and one car - a blue Vauxhall Corsa - which is dragged 50m down the road to be embedded in the front wall of a neighbour's home.

Another 11 were also damaged in the incident, many of them beyond repair, as the lorry made off before it was dumped in the Hulse Estate area and set alight.

The resident who filmed the footage on a fixed CCTV camera told the Manchester Evening News how neighbours were still in shock over what had happened.

He said: “We are still trying to come to terms with it.

Everyone has been out on the street comforting each other and trying to be there for each other. It’s the one good thing that’s come of it.”

Earlier in the week residents described their horror over the incident.

Mavis Pellowe, 76 was the owner of the Blue Vauxhall, that was thrown through neighbour, Divya Gorisia’s, wall.

She said: “I heard a bang and looked out of my window and there was no car there. I thought it had been pinched, then I came out and saw it had been embedded in the wall down the road.

“The main thing is no one has been hurt, mine was a lovely blue car but you can mend cars. It’s over now, normally it’s such a nice street.”

Police had arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking. He's now been released pending further enquiries.

Detectives say they're still appealing for information about the case.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.