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Whoops! Pick-up truck rolls down hill and hits this house in Gedling


A man from Gedling had a lucky escape yesterday when a runaway truck rolled down a hill, crashed through a garden fence and then smashed into his home.

Trevor Simms was standing in the kitchen in his home on Wollaton Avenue, Gedling, when the pick-up truck crashed through the wall of the property.

Luckily, the truck had hit a streetlight outside the house, causing it to swerve slightly and miss the part of the kitchen where the 72-year-old was standing.

Police, fire crews, the council and Western Power were quick to react and the scene was cleared in six hours.

PICTURE: Victoria Simm/Facebook
PICTURE: Victoria Simm/Facebook

Trevor’s daughter, Victoria Simm was full of praise for the emergency services following the incident.

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She told Gedling Eye: “My dad was standing directly on the other side of the wall so it was a bit of a shock for him. Miraculously nobody was hurt and that’s the only thing that matters.

“I can’t praise all the services enough to be honest. The fire service even fitted extra smoke detectors in the house for Dad after they’d checked the house and car out.

“The council also were kind enough to resurface the pavement where the street light got ripped out after Western Power sorted out the electric.”

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