Moment lorry carrying 45-tonnes of spuds springs off road caught on CCTV

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This is the terrifying moment a lorry carrying 45-tonnes of potatoes careered off a busy road and narrowly missed a house.

As the lorry left Cayton Road in Greenford it collided with a moving car before ploughed into two parked vehicles.

It also took out a garden wall – but fortunately came to a stop before it got any further.

London Fire Brigade was called to the crash on Western Avenue near its junction with Cayton Road at 7.08pm on Monday.

Paramedics also attended, treating one man at the scene who was later taken to hospital.

Footage of the incident, which was caught on CCTV, shows the HGV’s headlights coming directly towards the house before it rolls onto its side.

(Picture: London Fire Brigade) Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on Western Avenue by the junction of Cayton Road in Greenford.  Crews made the scene safe after an articulated lorry carrying 45 tonnes of potatoes collided with three other vehicles and overturned.  Two people were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.  The Brigade was called at 1908 and the incident was over for firefighters by 1957. Two fire engines from Ealing and Northolt fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Heston Fire Station attended the scene.

A CCTV camera captures the entire incident (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

(Picture: London Fire Brigade) Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on Western Avenue by the junction of Cayton Road in Greenford.  Crews made the scene safe after an articulated lorry carrying 45 tonnes of potatoes collided with three other vehicles and overturned.  Two people were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.  The Brigade was called at 1908 and the incident was over for firefighters by 1957. Two fire engines from Ealing and Northolt fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Heston Fire Station attended the scene.

At one point the HGV looks like it won’t stop before hitting the house (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

(Picture: London Fire Brigade) Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on Western Avenue by the junction of Cayton Road in Greenford.  Crews made the scene safe after an articulated lorry carrying 45 tonnes of potatoes collided with three other vehicles and overturned.  Two people were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.  The Brigade was called at 1908 and the incident was over for firefighters by 1957. Two fire engines from Ealing and Northolt fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Heston Fire Station attended the scene.

The lorry ended up on its side with its undercarriage clearly visible (Picture: London Fire Brigade)

Two fire engines from Ealing and Northolt fire stations and a fire rescue unit from Heston Fire Station attended the crash.

Firefighters made the scene safe before leaving shortly before 8pm.

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were called to the scene.

‘We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a medic in a fast response car. The first paramedic arrived at the scene in less than two minutes,” they said.

‘We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital. Two people refused assessment at the scene.’

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