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Potato lorry smashes into west London garden and overturns [Video]

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Potato lorry smashes into west London garden and overturns [Video]

Crashed potato! Moment lorry carrying thousands of spuds smashes into London home as neighbour says her ‘whole house shook’

  • Tipper lorry seen overturning after collision on A40 in Greenford, west London 
  • HGV hits two more cars before spilling thousands of potatoes over front garden
  • Met Police said no injuries were reported and vehicles have been recovered 

This is the moment a lorry carrying thousands of potatoes crashed into a west London garden last night, with one resident saying it made their ‘whole house shake’. 

Tonnes of spuds were left scattered outside the property in Greenford after the HGV collided with another vehicle on the A40.

A CCTV camera captured the tipper lorry hurtling off the main road and smashing into two parked cars.

It then grinds to a halt in a garden, just feet away from the front of a terraced home.

The crash took place on a residential stretch of road at around 7pm yesterday.

Incredible video footage captured the moment a lorry carrying potatoes crashed and overturned in front of a house in Greenford, West London last night following a collision

Thousands of potatoes were left scattered outside the property in Greenford after the HGV collided with another vehicle on the A40

Thousands of potatoes were left scattered outside the property in Greenford after the HGV collided with another vehicle on the A40

Images posted to social media show emergency services including London Ambulance Service and Met Police at the incident.

Another vehicle, which appears to be a van involved in the initial collision, is seen lying amongst the potatoes.

Mukesh Kumar, who has lived on the street for three years, said he heard ‘at least four loud bangs’ that ‘made the whole house shake’.

‘I thought someone was breaking in.’

Mukesh Kumar, who has lived on the street for three years, said he heard 'at least four loud bangs' that 'made the whole house shake'

Mukesh Kumar, who has lived on the street for three years, said he heard ‘at least four loud bangs’ that ‘made the whole house shake’

Mr Kumar added that this £10,000 Mercedes S350 was 'a write-off' after being pummelled by potatoes

Mr Kumar added that this £10,000 Mercedes S350 was ‘a write-off’ after being pummelled by potatoes

‘If the cars weren’t there I’d be gone. I ran out, first to the back of the house then came out and saw what happened. There were potatoes everywhere – I couldn’t even see my car.

‘Normally people are walking here so it’s incredibly lucky that no one was hurt. I don’t want to see another potato. I hate it. It’s lucky that the bridge wasn’t hit also.’

Mr Kumar added that this £10,000 Mercedes S350 was ‘a write-off’ after being pummelled by potatoes.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed there were no reports of any serious injuries. London Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.

A spokesperson said: ‘Police were called at approximately 19:00hrs on Monday, 21 March to reports of a lorry and car in collision on the A40 in Greenford. No reports of any serious injuries.’

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed there were no reports of any serious injuries and all vehicles have since been recovered

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed there were no reports of any serious injuries and all vehicles have since been recovered

Images posted to social media show emergency services including London Ambulance Service and Met Police at the incident Images posted to social media show emergency services including London Ambulance Service and Met Police at the incident

Images posted to social media show emergency services including London Ambulance Service and Met Police at the incident

In an update this morning the Met said that all vehicles involved had been recovered.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ‘ongoing’.

An Ealing Council clean-up operation has begun with workers offering potatoes to bystanders. 

Some residents joked that the spillage could provide ‘home made chips to last a life time.’

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