Massive Asda truck smashes into 2 houses while ‘trying to reverse out’
Dramatic images show the horrific moment an Asda HGV crashed into two houses earlier today. Firefighters in Horwich, Bolton rushed to the scene in around 10.30am on Tuesday, after reports of an incident. No injuries have been reported, although it isn’t known if anyone was inside the houses at the time, reported Manchester Evening News.
The shocking images show the back of the green-liveried HGV can be shown embedded into the adjoining fronts of two houses. Brickwork can be seen damaged – together with the adjoining roof – as firefighters are pictured at the scene. One witness claimed the HGV got stuck in a cul-de-sac and was attempting to reverse out at the time of the smash, but nothing further has been confirmed.
Asda recalls popular pasta dish due to allergy fears – shoppers told to return productAfter much hard work, the HGV has now been removed (Josh Robinson)
The HGV was later removed from the scene, said the fire service.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service sent a single fire engine to the scene in the aftermath. A building inspector from Bolton Council was said to be at the scene carrying out a safety assessment and a structural report. A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At around 10.30am on Tuesday 26 July, firefighters were called out to Napier Street, Bolton where a lorry had collided into two houses.
It is not yet clear if there have been any injuries (Josh Robinson)
“The vehicle has been removed from the houses.
“A fire engine from Horwich Fire Station attended the scene and has now handed the incident over to a building inspector from the local council who is carrying out an assessment of the properties damaged.”
No further details have been revealed.
Asda has been contacted for comment, which is reportedly looking into the matter.