​HGV driver has the day from hell

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Lorry drivers may receive a lot of hassle from inconsiderate drivers, but lorries are also to blame for their fair share of chaos on the roads.

One driver managed to bring roads in Staffordshire to a standstill after flipping his HGV onto its side and spilling 20 tonnes of waste across a busy roundabout on Saturday at 9am, before ploughing straight into a house just 90 minutes later.

Both police and fire services were called to the roundabout in Newcastle-under-Lyme to clean up the mess and help to right the vehicle. However, shortly after being returned to its wheels, the lorry careered straight into the front of a house, reports the Daily Mail.

Fire engines left the scene of the first crash at 10:32am, but after just 26 minutes they received another call to retrieve the same lorry, following reports that it had embedded itself in the front of a semi-detached property.

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A spokesman from the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service told the Daily Mail: "We sent two fire engines to the scene, each with a crew of five crew members.

"Then we received another call at 10.58am. The vehicle from the previous incident had been righted and then careered into the front of a semi-detached property.

"The same two fire engines had to return to that scene. A building surveyor was also requested."

Miraculously the HGV driver escaped without serious injuries, despite the overhanging porch of the building smashing through the windscreen and destroying most of the cabin. The house is also believed to have been empty at the time of impact.