Lorry collides with Stony Stratford homes

Damaged caused to homes on York Road, Stony Stratford, after lorry crash
Damaged caused to homes on York Road, Stony Stratford, after lorry crash

A lorry struck two houses in Stony Stratford this morning as the driver attempted to turn a tight corner.

Firefighters from Great Holm and Bletchley were called out to York Road at 9.40am following reports that a Nisa lorry had crashed into the front of the terraced houses - damaging the brick wall and roof.

The daughter of married couple Brian and Jayne Magwood, who live in one of the homes, arrived to see the damage.

Lucy Goodridge, of Wolverton Mill, Stony Stratford, said: “ My mum is on holiday and dad is at work so I got a call about what had happened.

“I didn’t know what to expect when I was driving over here. I was shocked when I saw the damage.

“I am just glad there was no one in there when it happened.”

No one was hurt during the incident. Thames Valley Police have closed York Road while a structural engineer examines the homes.

Milton Keynes Council’s Building Control are currently at the scene to make sure the wall damage and roof tiles are not endangering passersby.

They say it is currently “unsafe” to let anyone through the front door of the houses, but added the majority of the damage is “cosmetic”.

A resident of York Road, who did not wish to be named, said the corner was an “accident waiting to happen” as lorries routinely drive down the one-way street just off the Stony Stratford high street.

Lucy added: “We have watched large lorries maneuvering round the corner all the time and it’s so tight.

“The council should put signs up to say that certain vehicle sizes should not be allowed to go down this road.

“My parents only had the house painted last year.”