If a lorry hits a house, set back from the road, so hard that it takes two hours for rescue teams to remove and afterwards the house has to be supported by six steel props, you’d suspect that something very serious must have happened to make the lorry come off the road. The police comment in the Adver’s report on such an incident in Stratton suggests not.
The lorry had to take evasive action from a parked car on the road, before it struck a lamppost and struck the house. There was also rain on the road with a puddle on the bend.
Someone in the local constabulary’s clearly striving hard to win an award for po-faced understatement.