Council bin lorry crashes into Taunton house

A council bin lorry has collided with a house in Taunton[1]. The incident, which occurred around 8.40am this morning took place on Manor Road, in the Staplegrove area of the town. The lorry collided into the house and damaged an overhanging roof and power line after attempting to get through a particularly narrow part of road.

Rescue crews had to request Western Power[2] to disable an electric cable on the roof of the lorry which became loose in the collision.

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BT were also called to repair some of the damaged lines. A Somerset Waste Partnership[3] spokesman said: “This was a regrettable incident that took place when the recycling truck was manoeuvring in a narrow space. “No one was injured, and the vehicle continued its rounds.

The contractor is dealing with this incident and has apologised to the householder.”

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A spokesman from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service[4] told Somerset Live: “We can confirm that a bin lorry collided with coach house after trying to navigate a narrow opening. “Fire crews made the vehicle safe and assisted western power with removing the electricity cables. No one was injured.”

Avon and Somerset Police[5] confirmed the incident, saying: “We were called at 8.37am this morning to a collision involving a bin lorry and a residential house. As a result of the collision, some power cables were knocked down. The road was reopened at 10.38am.

The fire service were also called to the scene.”

References

  1. ^ Taunton (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  2. ^ Western Power (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  3. ^ Somerset Waste Partnership (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  4. ^ Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
  5. ^ Avon and Somerset Police (www.google.co.uk)

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