22nd January 2021

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Truck smashes through garden wall on Gower Road, Sketty

PARAMEDICS treated a driver at the scene following a road accident in Swansea in which a small truck ended up on its side and smashed through a garden wall.

The incident happened just before 5pm on Gower Road, Sketty, near the junction of Parc Wern Road, and involved what looked like a small, flatbed-style truck.

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.

A small blue van with marks along its side was also parked at the scene.

South Wales Police officers cordoned off Gower Road and Parc Wern Road and spoke to witnesses.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service also attended and helped remove the casualty safely from the truck.

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 asked not to be named.

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“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.”

He reckoned 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.

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