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A woman in her eighties was woken in the early hours of this morning to discover a lorry had crashed into her house.

Helen Walker, a family friend of the 85 year old has described the moment her neighbour's house was hit.


Lorry crashes into 80 year old's house

Debris from the crash Credit: ITV Border

A lorry crashed into a house near the crossroads in Corby Hill, next to the Brampton Medical Practice around 3am this morning.

It hit the house of a lady in her eighties while she was sleeping in her bedroom downstairs.

The lady's downstairs bedroom window Credit: ITV Border

Damage was made to the lady's bedroom windowsill as well as the house's gutters.

Damage to the gutters Credit: ITV Border

The lorry then went on to wipe out a street light and a bus station.

Clean up of the scene Credit: ITV Border

Lorry crashes into house

Police Credit: ITV Border

The A69 in Cumbria has been closed this morning after a lorry crashed into a house, strewing masonry and debris across the carriageway.

It happened just after 3am at the crossroads in Corby Hill, next to the Brampton Medical Practice.

Police confirmed that the driver of the truck escaped serious injury.

The truck came to rest in the front garden of the house involved.

The road has remained closed as clear up work is carried out and diversions have now been set up between junction 43 of the M6 and the A689 at Brampton.