Family Hospitalized After Articulated Lorry Crash into Oldham Home


A lorry ploughed into a front garden wall leaving a woman and a five year-old child who were in their living room in shock.

Emergency services were called to the crash scene at around 12.20pm. Both crash victims were assessed at the scene of the crash by medics and were taken to the Oldham Royal Hospital. They returned home a few hours later.

The road was closed off in both directions after the crash on Ashton Road, near the junction of Coal Pit Lane, in Hathershaw on Thursday afternoon.


The lorry driver, said to be in his 50s, was not seriously injured and needed no emergency treatment at the scene.

A man who lives at the property said that his family was ‘in shock’. A resident said, it sounded like a bomb had gone off” so he rushed outside straight away and saw the lorry.

Leaked fuel had to be cleaned up by firefighters and Oldham council highways workers.

The family was forced to leave the house while the truck was towed away and debris cleared from the road.  It has since reopened.