One resident has needed medical treatment for shock after a runaway dustcart hit cars before ploughing into two houses on a Sheffield street.
The incident, involving a vehicle operated by Sheffield Council contractor Veolia, happened at about 10am today on Tunwell Avenue, Ecclesfield.
Veolia said it is investigating the cause of the incident.
Eyewitnesses described a loud ‘bang’ as the vehicle hit the cars and houses, before emergency services were called to the scene.
Nobody was seriously hurt.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “An incident was reported to police at around 9.50am yesterday on Tunwell Avenue, Ecclesfield.
“It is believed a refuse disposal lorry collided with the front door of a house on the street, also colliding with a silver Vauxhall Astra van, a black Vauxhall Corsa, and a lamppost.
“There were no injuries sustained by anyone as a result of the incident.
“St Michael’s Crescent at the junction with Tunwell Road and the junction with Wordsworth Avenue was closed due to debris, and re-opened at 1.25pm.”