Two People Trapped After Royal Mail Lorry Crashes Into House

Not so special delivery.

1. Hampshire firefighters rescued the couple in their 60s after the 7.5 tonne lorry cut off the staircase in their house.

Hampshire Fire Service

An aerial ladder platform was used to rescue them from the first floor of the property.

2. Firefighters were called to Brockhurst Road, in Gosport, just before 6am.

Hampshire Fire Service

Officer in charge, Paul Coates said: “Our crews were on scene quickly and worked hard to reassure and rescue the two people who were trapped on the first floor of the property.”

3. Resident Anne Wiles is quoted by the BBC as saying: “My husband jumped out of bed - went on to the landing and there was a big gaping hole and the front of a lorry.

Hampshire Fire Service

“We were really, really shook up. My husband broke down because he was going to get up 10 minutes before it happened.”

The lorry driver was taken to hospital as a precaution and the couple were treated at the scene for shock.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue team are on the scene assessing structural damage to the property.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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