Published: August 9, 2010
Oops... red-faced lorry driver brings the roof down!

A red-faced lorry driver caused part of a shop's roof to crash down onto a pavement in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (August 9th) after his vehicle struck the building.

Part of the pavement outside S&A Carpets in Adam Street was sealed off after bricks and coping stones crashed down at 2pm, as pictured here.

Tony Scott of S&A Carpets told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The vehicle was trying to get around the corner of Adam Street to make a delivery for us, but the driver caught the roof."

"A lot of coping stones and bricks came down, creating quite a mess."

He added: "It caused quite a noise, alarming people inside the shop, but the driver had the biggest shock of all. Fortunately, no-one was hurt."

Bollards were placed around the entrance to the shop and customers were directed to another door, enabling business to continue as normal.

The roof was damaged when the vehicle struck the building

 


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