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'40 foot' lorry ploughs into Northfleet Technology College minutes after children finish school

PUBLISHED: 10:26 11 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:26 11 September 2013

The lorry crashed into the gates of Northfleet Technology College in Colyer Road. Pic by @Oxley_snr

The lorry crashed into the gates of Northfleet Technology College in Colyer Road. Pic by @Oxley_snr

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Bystanders watched in horror as a lorry ploughed through school gates and into a tree - just minutes after children had left the building.

The crash happened at Northfleet Technology College in Colyer Road at about 3.35pm yesterday. Police believe the lorry had been left unattended without the handbrake properly secured, causing it to roll into the site.

Kent Fire and Rescue were on the scene, but no one was injured.

The driver of the lorry is speaking to police, but has not been arrested.

‏Twitter user @oxley_snr said: “Just been involved in one of the strangest things in my life.

“Watched as 40ft lorry ploughed through the school gates and me trying to smash open the window as petrol leaking everywhere.

“So lucky no kids there only 20 minutes before and I can’t imagine!”

Did you see what happened? Call the news desk on 020 8477 3903 or e-mail ramzy.alwakeel@archant.co.uk.

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