HGV smashes into 17 cars to leave trail of destruction outside hotel

HGV smashes into 17 cars to leave trail of destruction outside Premier Inn as driver is taken to hospital with injuries

  • Shocking footage revealed extent of destruction outside the hotel in Doncaster 
  • Believed driver lost control at a roundabout before ploughing through a hedge  
  • Maimed cars with dangling bumpers are seen littered throughout the car park  

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 09:33, 29 December 2021 | Updated: 09:33, 29 December 2021

AN HGV has been caught on camera as it smashed into 17 cars outside a Premier Inn and left a trail of destruction and the driver has been rushed to hospital.

Shocking footage from 7am yesterday morning reveals the extent of the destruction moments after the crash outside the hotel near the Lakeside shopping centre in Doncaster. 

It is believed that the driver lost control of his vehicle at a roundabout before hurtling through a hedge and bulldozing into at least 17 parked cars in the car park.  

HGV smashes into 17 cars to leave trail of destruction outside hotel

Shocking footage from 7am yesterday morning reveals the extent of the destruction moments after the crash outside the hotel near the Lakeside shopping centre in Doncaster

Footage shows the crushed maimed cars littered across the car park before focusing on a large lorry with severe damage.  

A trail of destruction is left behind by the lorry and flashing lights from recovery vehicles can be seen flashing throughout the car park. 

Bumpers and licence plates are seen hanging off cars and smashed glass from windows is strewn across the ground.  

Other passersby are also seen standing and looking on in shock while they take in the levels of damage they are witnessing.  

HGV smashes into 17 cars to leave trail of destruction outside hotel HGV smashes into 17 cars to leave trail of destruction outside hotel

It is believed that the driver lost control of his vehicle at a roundabout before hurtling through a hedge and bulldozing into at least 17 parked cars in the car park

Police told the Sun Online that no guests were injured and the hotel wasn’t damaged.   

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called to reports just before 7am of a lorry leaving the road and colliding with stationary vehicles.

‘The lorry drivery was taken to hospital, his injuries are not thought to be serious.

No other reported injuries.’

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