Lorry smashes into four cars in terrifying collision

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A LORRY collided with four cars as it turned into Dysart Road, Grantham, on Monday afternoon.

The lorry driver clipped the kerb and ricocheted into the waiting traffic, terrifying everyone involved.

Hayley Smith, of Chilvers Close, Barrowby, was behind three other cars waiting at the traffic lights.

She said: “It was horrible, I thought I was going to die.

“I was just sitting in the traffic waiting to go to my next job. I could see the lorry coming. It all happened in seconds, I put my hands over my head and ducked.”

The lorry smashed into one car after another. The first two were badly damaged and the others had dents and their wing mirrors were knocked off.

Hayley continued: “It was the most horrendous experience but it could’ve been a lot worse. It could’ve crushed us against the wall. I can still see it now, I keep having nightmares.”

Fortunately no-one was badly injured. A woman from the second car was taken to Grantham Hospital but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

Hayley said: “I think he just lost control but the trouble is where do you go when you’re sitting in traffic?”

The lorry driver, who works for F and N Worldwide Ltd, in Autumn Park, Grantham, is still in shock after the crash.

Spokesman for the company Paul Fletcher said: “The driver was quite shaken up himself. He is very apologetic and very pleased that no one was badly injured.”

Mr Fletcher said he has driven a lorry around the corner into Dysart Road before and said it is a very tough turn.

He said: “It’s tight when you come through the bridge even when the cars are all the way over. You’ve got to be really tight on the kerb, we are talking about inches. It’s very difficult.”

Mr Fletcher advises car drivers to wait as close to the edge of the road as possible especially when the road is busy because otherwise the driver’s turning circle is reduced.

He added: “In an ideal world the road should be a bit wider.”

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