Stolen 18-tonne lorry smashes its way through a street of parked cars before flipping one onto its ROOF in shocking CCTV footage

  • HGV careered down a street in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday
  • Lorry dragged Vauxhall Corsa 50 metres before depositing it in wall of house
  • Some passersby reportedly suffered mild cuts and grazes from flying glass
  • Vehicle was later found dumped and torched in the Hulse Estate area of the town

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This is the shocking moment a stolen 18-tonne lorry crushed cars and garden walls as it crashed through a residential street.

The HGV careered down Hadfield Street in Oldham, Greater Manchester[2], where it wrecked 14 cars, dragging one upside down for 50 metres before depositing it in the front wall of a house.

No-one was seriously injured but some onlookers reportedly suffered cuts and grazes from flying glass.

Shocking: This is the moment a stolen 18-tonne lorry crushed cars and garden walls as it crashed through a residential street in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday

Shocking: This is the moment a stolen 18-tonne lorry crushed cars and garden walls as it crashed through a residential street in Oldham, Greater Manchester, on Wednesday

It is understood the lorry was taken from Si Tech builders yard in Oldham at around 7am on Wednesday morning before being driven down the quiet street.

It was later found dumped and torched in the Hulse Estate area of the town.

The video shows one neighbour looking down the street before moving quickly back from the road as the lorry bursts towards him, barreling into a blue van.

It can be seen dragging a blue Vauxhall Corsa 50 metres along the road before the small car is released and embedded in the front wall of a resident’s home.

The HGV dragged a car upside down for 50 metres before hurling it into a house's front wall

The HGV dragged a car upside down for 50 metres before hurling it into a house’s front wall

Chaos: No-one was seriously injured in the incident which led to 14 cars being wrecked - but some onlookers reportedly suffered cuts and grazes from flying glass

Chaos: No-one was seriously injured in the incident which led to 14 cars being wrecked – but some onlookers reportedly suffered cuts and grazes from flying glass

The grabbing arm on the back of the lorry swings dangerously around, smashing into a white van as the HGV speeds up the street.

The anonymous resident who shared his CCTV footage of the scene said neighbours are still in shock over what 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.’

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

Deadly: The un-named resident who shared their CCTV footage of the scene said neighbours are still in shock over what happened.
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Deadly: The un-named resident who shared their CCTV footage of the scene said neighbours are still in shock over what happened. The lorry was later found dumped and burnt out

Ms Pellowe 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 arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

He has now been released pending further enquiries.

Detectives are appealing for information about the case.

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