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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE

Pavement scaffold struck by HGV left in precarious position

It has been reported by This is Kent that chaos was caused in Sevenoaks High Street (April 25) after a lorry struck scaffold erected over the pavement. The town centre was “brought to a standstill”.

Eyewitnesses report that the vehicle may have been trying to make the ‘hairpin’ turn from the High Street into London Road. One shopkeeper told TIK:

“We didn’t see it happen, we just heard a loud noise. Nobody has been hurt, which is the main thing. We’ve had to close and we’re sheltering in the back of the shop – the police have told us to stay away from the window in case the scaffolding comes down.”

The scaffolding was left standing and leaning over the road at a 15 degree angle. The lorry was beneath the scaffold and the emergency services were assessing ongoing safety of the structure.

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