Dramatic photos show the aftermath of a crash in which a lorry which smashed into the Toyota factory in South Derbyshire and led to the evacuation of some of the firm's workforce.
The truck driver was taken to hospital after he had to be rescued by firefighters after he became trapped in his vehicle, which had smashed into the side of the factory in Burnaston.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene this morning, Wednesday, September 20. As well as Burton firefighters, crews from Derby’s Kingsway and Nottingham Road fire stations were also on the scene, as well as paramedics who were treating the man.
East Midlands Ambulance Service sent a paramedic in an ambulance car and a crewed ambulance to the scene. The driver was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham. It is not clear what his injuries are or how serious they are.
The fire service has now released pictures of the incident which happened at about 9.30am this morning. They show half of the lorry labelled 'Transfreight' which has driven into the building and become lodged in a wall.
The tweet from the fire service said: "#Burton crews helped release a man trapped in a lorry which had been in collision with a building near Burnaston. Taken to hosp #NotJustFires".
A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: "We received a call at 9.39am this morning and crews from Burton came to assist after a lorry crashed into the side of the Toyota factory."
A Toyota spokesman confirmed the incident had happened and said employees were forced to evacuate the area.
She said: "We can confirm that an incident occurred at Toyota’s Burnaston factory earlier today whereby a lorry collided with a building.
"No Toyota employees were injured. The area was evacuated while it was made safe."