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Driver taken to hospital after lorry slides down icy Elgin road and smashes into property


By Jonathan Clark

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The door of an Elgin property has been smashed in after being hit by a lorry...Picture: Beth Taylor.
The door of an Elgin property has been smashed in after being hit by a lorry...Picture: Beth Taylor.

A LORRY slid down an icy road before crashing into the front door of an Elgin property this morning.

At around 11.30am, a heavy good vehicle skidded down the ungritted Convener Street, which runs from the A941 down towards Doocot Park, before careering into a home.

The out-of-control Chinese cash and carry lorry hit a number of vehicles en route to colliding with a property near the foot of the hill.

A number of vehicles have been hit by the lorry while it struggled to stop on the icy road. Picture: Beth Taylor
A number of vehicles have been hit by the lorry while it struggled to stop on the icy road. Picture: Beth Taylor
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service arrive on the scene...Picture: Beth Taylor.
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service arrive on the scene...Picture: Beth Taylor.

The driver has been taken to hospital. The owner of the property – who has been made aware of the incident – was out of the home at the time. Nobody else has been injured.

A total of six fire service appliances were called to the scene, along with the police.

The door of an Elgin property has been smashed in after being hit by a lorry...Picture: Beth Taylor.
The door of an Elgin property has been smashed in after being hit by a lorry...Picture: Beth Taylor.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 11.31am on Monday, December 4, to reports of a heavy goods vehicle which collided into a domestic property on Convener Street in Elgin.

“Operations Control mobilised six appliances to the scene and one casualty was removed from the vehicle and passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“There were no other casualties involved and crews left the scene at 2.18pm after ensuring the area was made safe.”

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service on Convener Street, Elgin, where a lorry has crashed into a house due to the icy roads...Picture: Beth Taylor.
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service on Convener Street, Elgin, where a lorry has crashed into a house due to the icy roads...Picture: Beth Taylor.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At around 11.30am on Monday, December 4, police were called to a report of a crash involving a lorry and parked vehicles on Convener Street, Elgin.

“Emergency services attended and the male driver was taken to hospital for treatment. Recovery has been arranged.”

The lorry remains in place at the foot of Convener Street, where it has come to a halt against a Dacia.

The lorry has come to rest against a Dacia at the bottom of Convener Street in Elgin. Picture: Beth Taylor
The lorry has come to rest against a Dacia at the bottom of Convener Street in Elgin. Picture: Beth Taylor

Damaged cars can be seen parked outside properties 50 yards further up the road – which has retrospectively been gritted.

A number of roads – including the nearby Smith Street – were taped off in the aftermath of the incident and have now reopened. The foot of Convener Street remains closed.


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