Lucky escape for Gorebridge man

George Cullen, Dundas Gardens, Gorebridge, who had a lucky escape from a collapsing wall, pictured with his damaged vehicle.

George Cullen, Dundas Gardens, Gorebridge, who had a lucky escape from a collapsing wall, pictured with his damaged vehicle.

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A GOREBRIDGE man has told of his “devastating” ordeal as he was forced to scramble to safety when a seven-foot-high wall crashed onto his new car.

Driver George Cullen was parking when several tonnes of masonry fell onto a footpath and access road – known by its old name, Laundry Lane.

A 40m pile of rubble now exposes an entire side of the bowling green at Arniston Miners Welfare and Social Club, which owns the wall.

Mr Cullen was badly shaken by his ordeal, which occurred on Monday evening last week. He said: “I was reversing down the lane when I heard this almighty clatter.

“I was really scared when I realised that the whole wall had collapsed on top of the car. My reaction was unrepeatable.”

The wall fell on to the driver’s side of the vehicle, forcing Mr Cullen to scramble clear through the front passenger door.

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