Brighton: Scaffolding lorry crashes into Kemp Town cafe

People enjoying a late breakfast in the Metrodeco cafe in Kemp Town were startled when a heavy lorry rolled into the side window. The cafe was evacuated while firefighters made their way to the scene just after 11am - with pictures showing the building's frontage buckling from the impact. The Argus: A wider view of the sceneA wider view of the scene (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

East Sussex[1] Fire and Rescue Service's technical rescue unit helped to make the building safe. Police officers kept a cordon around the building. The Argus: The road was cordoned offThe road was cordoned off (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

A spokesman for the fire service said: "There were no casualties reported and the incident was handed over to Sussex Police, and the responsible person for the building.

Crews left the scene at around 12.05pm.

Councillor Gary Wilkinson said he was "thankful" that there were no injuries and "hopefully the road will open again soon."


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