Municipal architects have been called in to determine whether a single family residence in the village of Salcedo, near Pontevedra (Vigo), struck by a runaway articulated lorry following a collision with a second vehicle on the N-550 (km 127) at around 7.30am this morning, will need to be demolished.
The incident occurred after the Portuguese lorry was involved in a head-on collision with a Mercedes driven by a Spanish woman, who was seriously injured. The lorry driver, a 22 year old man from Barcelos in Portugal, had to be cut from the wreckage, but escaped with only minor injuries. Both were transferred to the Domínguez Hospital in Pontevedra.
The cause of the collision is pending confirmation.
The only person inside the three-storey property - consisting of a basement and two upper floors - at the time of the collision, was uninjured but was evacuated as a result of the "considerable" structural damage caused.
The property, which lies at the foot a short slope leading down from the main road, was struck in the centre of the above-ground basement. It is feared that the building's main supporting pillar has been broken, and it seems that the whole of the property's weight may now be resting on top of the embedded driver's cabin.