A house was severely damaged after it was crashed into by a Waitrose van – which had the fitting phrase ‘bringing our store to your front door’ printed on the side.
The iconic green and white van jumped the curb and fell down an embankment into the front of a house, leaving the walls and roof badly damaged.
As Cornwall Live reports, the rear of the van is sticking into the air, and the posh supermarket chain’s apt phrase ‘bringing our store to your front door’ is clearly visible.
Luckily the house owner and driver of the van were left with only minor injuries following the incident in Helston, Cornwall, on Saturday, July 16.
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Crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Devon and Cornwall Police and paramedics, including Cornwall Air Ambulance were called to the scene after the incident.
A neighbour of the affected resident said: “We were coming home in two separate cars when the incident occurred – we have not long moved house so were moving stuff from our storage.
“My partner was about ten minutes in front of me and at the time there was only one police car and he was let through. When I got to the scene, they had closed the road in both directions and the air ambulance was landing in a nearby farmer’s field.
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“We found out that the man in the house was injured but okay and at one point it looked like they were going to try and extract the Waitrose van from the house, which had gone through the extension to the house with the top of the van going through the roof of the extension.
“One of our other neighbours said that a similar incident happened at the same property a few years ago, so it seems more vulnerable. The side of the van says it’ll bring the delivery to your door, in this case, it’s taken that literally and gone through the door.”
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “This is a report of a lorry in collision with a cottage in Newtown St Martin at around 11.35 am.
“The driver is believed to have sustained a minor hand injury. The occupant of the property is also thought to have sustained minor injuries and has been taken to hospital.
“Emergency services remain at the scene and the incident is ongoing. There is significant damage to the building and the road is expected to remain closed for some time.”
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