Truck dam­ages house

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - News -

Just as Kalah Al­leyne was get­ting over the wa­ter dam­age to her home caused by Trop­i­cal Storm Kirk, she had an­other un­wel­come vis­i­tor yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Al­leyne, who lives at Wood­bourne, St Philip, suf­fered an undis­closed sum of money in dam­age after a cargo truck ran into her home around 11:30.

“I was just about to open my front win­dow when I heard a loud bang and I ran though my house, snatched up the phone and called my neigh­bour,” Al­leyne said.

“When I went out­side, I saw that the van had run into the [front] part of the house, car­ried away the gallery and the two plant pots. It dam­aged the front part of the car also.”

Al­leyne’s home was dam­aged by wa­ter dur­ing Kirk and some of the cracks in the struc­ture were still vis­i­ble.

The driver, who was the lone oc­cu­pant of the truck, had a load of lum­ber and said he swerved to avoid an on­com­ing car. Both he and the owner, de­clined to give their names.

Po­lice soon ar­rived to carry out in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

(Pic­tures by Sandy Pitt.)

Kalah Al­leyne’s home at Wood­bourne, St Philip, was dam­aged by a ru­n­away truck yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The driver (cen­tre) and owner of the truck talk­ing to po­lice at the scene of the ac­ci­dent.

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