Truck crashes through garden wall just minutes after couple were sat outside

Paramedics treated a driver at the scene following a crash in Swansea in which a small truck ended up on its side and smashed through a garden wall on Monday (May 11). The incident happened just before 5pm on Gower Road, Sketty, near the junction of Parc Wern Road. One person who was out walking his dog said the truck had been heading along Gower Road from the direction of Sketty Cross towards the city centre.

It was involved in a collision with a small van. South Wales Police officers cordoned off Gower Road and Parc Wern Road and spoke to witnesses. Fire crews attended the scene and helped remove the casualty safely from the truck, confirming they were alerted to the incident at 4.39pm.

A spokeswoman explained two light goods vehicles had been involved, saying: "One person was self-extricated and we extricated another person."

Emergency services were called to Sketty Truck crashes through garden wall just minutes after couple were sat outsideThe truck that ended up on its side

The owner of the house whose garden wall was smashed said he and his wife had been sitting in the garden just a few minutes before the impact. "We were inside and we heard a loud bang," said the man, who did not wish to be named. "I thought our patio heater had blown over.

"I came out, and there was nothing but dust, and I saw the rubble. "I dialled 999 right away. The fire brigade were here first, then the police, then the ambulance."

Truck crashes through garden wall just minutes after couple were sat outsideThe damage in the garden Truck crashes through garden wall just minutes after couple were sat outsideFire, ambulance and police officers attended the incident

He estimated the garden wall was around 2ft thick, and he said it had never been smashed into since he and his wife moved there 13 years ago.

A nearby resident said she was in her garden at the time when she heard a loud bang, despite wearing headphones. "I came out onto the road - it's horrendous," she said. A police spokesman said there are no issues or matters of concern for the public, and the incident is being investigated.

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed an emergency rapid response vehicle was sent to the scene.

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