Sleeping man lucky to be alive after Devon lorry crash

Mr Stuart, who works night shifts, said reinforced concrete slabs fell on to the right-hand side of a bed and narrowly missed him.

"If that cross trainer weren't there, near the window, I probably wouldn't be here now," he said.

Homeowner Stephen Edwards, who runs a bed and breakfast, said the incident was a "nightmare" and left him "traumatised".

He said he had previously raised the issue with the nearby solar farm and said lorries were unable to fit around the bend.

"Lorries are not following the designated route," he said.

"They can't get round this bend.

"It's an accident waiting to happen and and it's pure luck that one of us wasn't killed."

Mr Edwards said a huge hole has been left in the property wall and his bedroom was "completely wrecked".

He said he was worried about being able to run the business due to the damage.

"It's just starting to pick up and get busy, it couldn't really be a worse time for us."