Family forced to flee in pyjamas as lorry is driven into their home
Lorry driver deliberately rams his massive articulated truck into woman’s house in the middle of the night ‘domestic row’ leaving family to escape through demolished windows
- An HGV ploughed into a home in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, on Monday night
- The family, including youngsters, were forced to flee property in their pyjamas
- The incident is believed to have happened after a ‘domestic row escalated’
- Witnesses say a lorry speeding through the streets before the dramatic crash
- An Eddie Stobart lorry was later found abandoned in a supermarket car park
A family was forced to flee in their pyjamas after a lorry delibrately drove into their home at speed in a late night incident ‘after a domestic row escalated’.
The HGV ploughed into the property in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, shortly before midnight on Monday.
Youngsters were seen in the street wearing only their pyjamas after the incident at 11.25pm and neighbours said the occupants escaped the carnage by climbing through windows to the rear of the property.
The front of the house was badly damaged with walls knocked out and windows smashed.
Extensive damage to the interior could also be seen from the street.
An HGV ploughed into a house in Eastkilbride, Lanakrshire, on Monday night after a ‘domestic row’ reportedly ‘escalated”, forcing a family to flee the property in their pyjamas
An Eddie Stobart lorry was later found abandoned in a nearby supermarket car park and cordoned off by police.
The rear of the vehicle suffered extensive damage and bricks could be seen still lying on the roof of the truck’s trailer.
Witnesses revealed the lorry was seen driving around the streets ‘at speed’ before smashing into the house.
Locals in nearby houses were evacuated as a precaution but no reports of injuries were made.
Police sealed off the area and a huge investigation was launched.
A source said the probe is now being led by a specialist team of detectives.
An Eddie Stobart lorry was later found abandoned in a nearby supermarket car park and cordoned off by police
One witness said: ‘We stay in the street behind it and there was this almighty bang about half past 11.
‘I went for a walk to see what was happening and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
‘The front of the house had been totally destroyed and all the neighbours were out.
‘The police turned up very quickly and evacuated other neighbours so they weren’t taking any chances.’
Another added: ‘I saw the lorry driving at speed on the road and thought it was a bit strange but couldn’t believe it when I heard he had smashed into the house.
‘It’s a miracle someone wasn’t killed.’
A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘An investigation is under way after a lorry was deliberately driven into a house in Lancaster Crescent on Monday 6 September 2021.
The rear of the vehicle suffered extensive damage and bricks could be seen still lying on the roof of the truck’s trailer
‘Police were notified around 11.25pm. No one was injured in the incident.
‘The building has sustained extensive damage and local residents were evacuated as a precaution. Enquiries are ongoing.’
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: ‘At 11.25pm on Monday, September 6 we were called to an incident where a lorry had collided with a dwelling at Lancaster Crescent, Nerston, East Kilbride.
‘Operations Control mobilised two appliances and specialist resources to assist emergency service partners.
‘There were no reported casualties and firefighters made the area safe before leaving the scene.’
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