Video: ‘When I saw a truck in the wall, it was not what I was expecting’ – Man describes shock as lorry crashed into kitchen of Brandon home

The damage to the house in London Road, Brandon

The damage to the house in London Road, Brandon - Credit: Archant

A man has described his shock after a lorry ploughed into his kitchen while he sat in the room next door.

Christopher Horn was sitting in the lounge of his rented house in London Road, Brandon, at 12.30pm today when a lorry crashed through a fence and went into his kitchen.

When he went to check what had happened, he was surprised to find a lorry where his fridge had been.

“I was sat in the lounge and felt the house shake. When it happened it felt like an earthquake more than anything.

“But when I went into the other room and saw a truck in the wall, it was not what I was expecting,” he said.


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The 27-year-old lives at the house with his wife Ashley, 25, and their son. His wife, who is seven months pregnant, was at work at RAF Lakenheath at the time and their son was at school.

The couple, who are both from the US, stayed at a hotel on the base last night while the damage to the house waits to be assessed by a surveyor.

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Emergency services were called to the house shortly after 12.30pm.

A man in his 50s, believed to be the lorry driver, who had suffered a superficial head injury was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further care.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to the scene.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Methwold and Thetford to assist a Brandon crew from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

The vehicle was recovered but the incident caused severe delays for motorists on the already busy stretch of road.

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