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Driver speaks of lucky escape during Rayleigh roof collapse
Updated 3:30pm Wednesday 14th May 2014 in News
A MOTORIST has spoken of her lucky escape after bricks nearly fell from a three storey building’s roof onto her car.
Angie Smith was driving along Rayleigh High Street at 12.45pm on Tuesday when the drama unfolded as dozens of bricks suddenly collapsed onto the road.
Despite having to swerve out of the way of the rubble, Mrs Smith’s car avoided the debris.
However, the incident left the mother-of-four in a state of shock.
Mrs Smith said: “It was like everything was in slow motion.
“It sounded like bricks coming down a builders shoot into a skip and I considered if it was thunder, but then I saw the bricks come down.
“Bricks were bouncing up towards my car so I had to swerve around to avoid them hitting the windscreen.
“I was very shaken by it all and I’m still trying to make sense of it.”
Police closed of the High Street from the junction with Eastwood Road up to the Rayleigh Weir roundabout during the day while emergency services cleared the scene and made the building safe.
The cordon was lifted at 10.40pm.
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