An articulated lorry has ripped 30ft-tall of scaffolding from the side of a Devon department store.
The crash happened at lunchtime and no construction workers were on the scaffold at Trinity House in Axminster.
Police confirmed that no-one was injured in the incident.
Eyewitness Christine Boyd told the BBC: “It’s extremely fortunate that no-one was working on the scaffolding or walking by, as this is a busy corner for pedestrians visiting the town centre.”
“One of the doors into the department store is located right beneath where the scaffolding was.”
Source: Construction Enquirer
LST Comment: “A lucky escape, perhaps physical barriers which were substantially sufficient to prevent this collision may have assisted. The potential for multiple fatalities when any scaffold collapses is obvious, especially around a busy shopping area.”