Lorry crashes into house in Co Tyrone

A concrete mixer truck has crashed into a home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone.

The truck collided with a house on Main Street just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Police and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were at the scene.

A man was rescued by NIFRS from a first-floor apartment on an adjacent property after the crash.

There was a family in the home that the truck collided with, but fortunately no one on that property was injuredMark Maginnes, NIFRS

NIFRS group commander Mark Maginnes told the PA news agency that a structural assessment was being carried out to determine if the building was at risk of collapsing.

He said no one was injured in the incident but one man was rescued.

Mr Maginnes said: “Firefighters rescued the gentleman from a first floor flat and escorted him down a ladder because it was not safe for him to leave the property any other way.

“He was treated for shock.”

He added: “There was a family in the house that the truck collided with but luckily no one was hurt on that property.”

Sinn Féin local councilor Cathal Mallaghan told the PA the crash caused significant damage to the building.

Mr Mallaghan said local residents he spoke to were “really shocked”.

The room the truck drove through was the playroom of the house. If it had been later in the day maybe kids would have been playing thereCathal Mallaghan, Sinn Féin Councillor

“People got up and had breakfast. That’s obviously the last thing you’d expect,” he said.

“The room the truck went through was the playroom in the house. If it had been later in the day maybe kids would have been playing there.

“So it’s really lucky no one got hurt.”

On Saturday, several houses along the street were evacuated as a precaution and the street was closed. Lorry crashes into house in Co Tyrone

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