Man rescued after cement mixer truck crashes into house


A man was rescued and treated for shock after a cement mixer truck drove into a home in Co Tyrone.

The incident happened just before 8am today on Main Street in Pomeroy.

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

A man was rescued from an apartment on the ground floor of an adjacent property after the accident.

NIFRS squad commander Mark Maginnes said a structural assessment was being conducted 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 said the accident caused extensive damage to the building and that local residents he spoke to were “really shocked”.

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

“The room that the truck went through was the playroom of the house. If it had been later in the day maybe kids would have been playing there. So it’s really fortunate that nobody got hurt.”

Several houses along the street were evacuated as a precaution and the street closed. Man rescued after cement mixer truck crashes into house

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