In what some would consider the Miracle on Reed Street, some vendors in the capital were Wednesday thanking their lucky stars that they escaped injury after a lorry smashed into the building in which they ply their trade.
According to police, around 1:50 p.m. the lorry was making its way out of Reed Street, The City when it hit a parked vehicle before smashing into the building, causing a part of it to collapse.
Despite the near catastrophe, the driver failed to stop.
“I was there standing and when the truck smashed into the wall I had to jump back to avoid getting hit. I ran out in the road shouting at him to stop but he just looked back and continued to drive on,” said one of the many irate vendors who said they were in shock over the incident.
The owner of the building currently resides in Canada, while the lorry is believed to be owned by a local businessman.
Pastor Wayne Linton, who has been a tenant of the building for over three years, said nothing like this had ever happened before, and he was still in disbelief that the driver had failed to stop.
“This is terrible. I understand some people could have gotten hurt. If they had gotten hurt, now, what would have happened?
“How can you lick down the thing and don’t stop? People need to be more responsible and learn to love one another. I don’t understand what’s going on,” a visibly upset Linton said, adding he was thankful there was no further damage to the building. (DB)