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Incident at the Chequers Roundabout 16/8/2011

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Incident at the Chequers Roundabout 16/8/2011

16 August 2011 at 21:41

A 16 tonne Norbert-Dentressangle lorry struck a side of the Chequers pub in Houghton Regis this evening just after 5pm. The lorry apparently lost control and ended up going the wrong way around the roundabout out of Sundon Rd. Damage was caused to the left of the frontage of the building.

A witness said there were several loud bangs and crashes, and when she looked round there were 5 or 6 cars involved.

Surrounding roads were closed for over 3 hours. Roads started to reopen around 20:10.

There were no fatalities, some bruising and minor injuries. Five people were taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital for treatment. The driver of the lorry was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge by air ambulance that alighted on the green by the side of Parkside Drive.

Three people were described as walking wounded and two others had neck or back injury.

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said: &…