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Gas leak fears after lorry crashes into bungalow in Horncastle

By Barnaby_B  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

A lorry has crashed into a bunglaow in Horncastle. Picture: Charlotte Gallagher (‏@CM_Gallagher)

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A lorry has crashed into a bungalow in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.

Emergency services were called to the town's Boston Road after the vehicle left the road at 10.40am.

The driver, a 60-year-old man from York, has been taken to Lincoln County Hospital but is not thought to have life-threatening injuries.

The resident of the bungalow, an 88-year-old man, has attended Louth hospital to be treated for shock but is expected to be discharged shortly.

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Due to damage to a gas pipe at the scene, around 30 neighbouring houses in Boston Road, Tennyson Gardens and College Close were evacuated as a precaution.

The gas pipe has now been made safe and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

A section of Boston Road remains closed while structural work is carried out on the property and the lorry recovered.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the lorry prior to the impact, to contact them on 101 or the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.

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  • JimNotJon  |  June 21 2012, 9:47PM

    Shall be contacting the police tomorrow. My self and another in the van with me were driving towards the point of impact and saw the whole thing happen, totally surreal and still in shock now that I saw it happen. I am just thankful the driver and the elderly gentleman who I spoke to, who was obviously shaken up quite badly are both OK, I wasn't sure what to expect when I approached.