Lorry lands in family’s garden
A Rathnew family and their three English guests narrowly escaped disaster as they lay in their beds last Tuesday morning when a lorry demolished their garden wall and came to rest just feet from their front door.
The drama happened shortly after 7 a.m. when the lorry, which was travelling from Dublin to Wexford, skidded across the road and turned over after a crunching impact with the wall of the garden. Stones from the shattered wall rained down on the home of Michael and Rose Crean, punching holes in the roof and shattering four of the front windows.
Shattered stones and glass landed just inches from the beds occupied by the Crean family and their guests, the Dorans from Bedfordshire in England, who were holidaying with the family.
The first anyone inside the house knew of the accident was when they were awakened by a loud noise.
‘I looked out the side window and saw a clod of dust. When I opened the front door, there was the lorry right in front of me,’ recalled Michael Doran.
The lorry ended up on its roof in the Crean’s front garden, having ploughed through the stone wall which separated it from the road.
The driver had a miraculous escape and crawled out the windscreen of the overturned vehicle without even a scratch.