Freak accident injures pedestrian

A 64-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a freak accident involving a municipal rubbish disposal lorry in Lagoa on February 7. The handbrake of the parked vehicle failed and it rolled down an incline, crashing into a wall, part of which fell on top of the woman walking on the other side. The driver was outside the vehicle, which had recently passed an MOT test, and was powerless to stop the lorry as it gathered speed. The impact from falling sections of the wall caused fractures to the lower limbs, pelvis and head injury.