LUCKY ESCAPE FOR GLANWORTH FAMILY
A family in Glanworth had a lucky escape when a tractor-trailer slammed into the wall of their home in the village last week. Eileen Dineen was sitting in her livingroom watching television when her home was rocked.
“I didn’t know what had happened. There was a loud thump and the glass in the window and the front wall seemed to shake,” Mrs Dineen told The Avondhu.
Eyewitnesses saw a tractor pulling a trailer with silage bales through the village on Thursday (February 11) last. It seems that the tractor and trailer stopped to let a car make its way through from the church end of the village. Instead of moving forward after the car had passed it is claimed that the tractor reversed and hit the wall of Mrs Dineen’s home with enough force to create a large hole.
“The hole is just below the window and is deep enough to see the insulation. Not only that but there are deep cracks inside the house, from the floor rising up into the bedrooms,” Eileen Dineen said.
Council officials were contacted and an engineer called to inspect the damage.
“The council are moving us out of the house until they can check the damage,” Mrs Dineen said. Cork County Council arranged for Mrs. Dineen and her son to stay at a hotel for the night. After inspecting the damage the family were advised that they could move back into their home in Glanworth and that repairs to the wall would begin as soon as possible.
“I am just glad that nobody was hurt,” Angela Dineen concluded.
Friday 19th February 9:57am