THE occupants of a home in North Oxfordshire had a lucky escape yesterday when a large lorry ploughed into their garden after careering off a roundabout.

The LGV crashed through trees at around 8am and came to rest on its side missing the home in Fisher Close, Banbury by mere inches.

The driver managed to free himself from the cab and was treated at the scene by fire crews before being taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.

The occupants of the house were in at the time but were not injured.

Banbury Cake:

Firefighters also contained a small leak of diesel and ensured the vehicle was stable and safe.

Station Manager Steve Anderson from Banbury said: “Thankfully the vehicle came to rest centimetres from the building and there were no serious injuries or damage to the main structure of the property.

“Working together, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service were able to bring this incident to a safe conclusion”.

Thames Valley Police are investigating the cause of the incident.