Gritting lorry careers into house

A MAN was rushed to hospital after a gritting lorry smashed through two gardens and collided with a house in Burwell on Friday.

The incident took place shortly before midday on Toyse Lane, with a lorry sliding out of control before ploughing into parked cars and into a porch.

It is understood that a cable box was also struck, causing internet and television connections to be lost.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said:

“Crews treated three patients on scene and took a man in his 40s to West Suffolk Hospital with back injuries and cuts to his face. He was conscious and breathing and his injuries were not critical.

“Two other patients were walking wounded and did not need hospital treatment.”

Cambridgeshire county council said that the lorry had been out gritting secondary roads and was on its way back to the depot in Witchford when the accident happened.

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A spokesman added: “There is a police investigation under way to establish the cause of the accident which the county council will cooperate with in every way.”