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Lorry crash was 'accident waiting to happen'

I walked up and had a look. There was a lorry deeply embedded into the corner of an old Victorian sandstone building.

My understanding is that there were two people trapped. The last I heard one man got out but they are still looking for his wife.

It is a coal lorry which for whatever reason has lost control and has ploughed into the house across the road.

This was an accident waiting to happen. There have been a number of near misses but nothing on this scale. It is a very narrow road with premises adjacent to the road.

We in the community council have been complaining about the weight of traffic coming through the A78 which it's not built for. It would not meet current standards for a trunk road.

– Steve Graham, Eyewitness

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