Late night drama as HGV rams into East Kilbride house

Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride last night after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house. The incident happened on Lancaster Crescent in the Nerston area, just off of Mavor Avenue, on Monday night, with residents being evacuated following the smash. Police Scotland have been asked for a comment, but Lanarkshrie Live understands the incident happened at just after 11pm last night.

A large police presence remains in the area this morning. Reports of the incident have circulated on social media, with one eyewitness suggesting that the truck ‘hit the house, reversed and then hit it again’ before ‘fleeing up the street’. A heavy goods vehicle thought to be involved in the incident was found abandoned in a nearby supermarket car park, with police tape round it and a police patrol car next to it.

a car parked on a city street: Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house (C) EAST KILBRIDE NEWS Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house

Reports also suggest that residents in neighbouring properties were evacuated as efforts were made to make the building safe.

a store in a brick building: Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house (C) EAST KILBRIDE NEWS Emergency services raced to a house in East Kilbride after a lorry reportedly rammed into a house

One user wrote online: “We stay the street behind it and there’s a lot of noise just now banging and drilling – sounds like they’re maybe trying to stabilise the foundations to get the family’s things out.”

“A few of my daughter’s friends stay in the street, so walked round to see if anyone needed water, blankets somewhere to go for the night and it was awful to see baby’s and children out in PJs, no shoes, and been asked to leave there house in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their backs obviously for there own safety. “Just such a shame for all involved.” South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Fire and rescue have been asked for a comment.

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