A LORRY careered off a road and smashed into a Flintshire wholesalers.
Six staff at Jones Price catering wholesalers on the Bromfield Industrial Estate, Mold, heard a loud bang when the lorry hit their building at about 6.50am yesterday.
The incident left the employees shaken but no one was badly injured.
Workers on the scene initially thought the driver of the shunter lorry, a man in his 40s, was trapped in the cabin but he managed to get out by the time an ambulance crew arrived.
The lorry owned by Jack Richards and Son Ltd, a national firm which runs a haulage unit in Mold, was recovered at about 11am, leaving a dent in the steel outer of Unit Two on the industrial estate, which is also used by Wirral Tool Hire.
Peter Whittam, 32, who has worked at Jones Price for 17 years, said how he was fearful for his colleagues safety as the truck ploughed into the building.
“I was outside the main building at the time so I could see what was about to happen.
“I was worried about the safety of the staff inside – it scares you when you see something like that happening with your friends vulnerable inside.
“There was a loud bang and the lorry came to a halt.
“There is significant damage to the outer of our building but the inside is fine and, most importantly, no one was seriously injured.
“At first we thought the driver was trapped but he managed to get out and he was checked over.
“We are all quite badly shaken up – it was a scary experience you don’t expect to come across at six in the morning.”
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 6.50am to reports of a one vehicle road traffic collision on Queen’s Lane, Mold.
“We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, where a man in his 40s was treated for minor injuries.”
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “We were alerted by the ambulance service to an incident on Bromfield Industrial Estate.”
Jack Richards and Son declined to comment on the incident.