Splash, bang wall-op

A sleepy suburb of Falkirk woke up to a scene of devastation this morning after water tanker crashed into a garden.

Shocked residents said they couldn’t believe their eyes when they opened the curtains this morning to see a massive Enviro-Clean tanker parked in a front garden in Bracklinn Place, Langthorn.

The tanker was in the street as part of a repair team, contracted by Scottish Water, fixing a burst water main near Lionthorn Community Woodland which left 2000 properties in the Hallglen and Glen Village areas without a supply, low pressure and discoloured water yesterday.

Scottish Water say engineers managed to restore supplies by 9pm last night as well as fixing the water main.

A resident, who lives in a neighbouring property to the damaged one, said: “The water was off from about 4.30pm yesterday and was still off when we went to bed last night.

“No one knows what happened here but it looks like the truck rolled down the hill and has hit their own pick-up truck, then a car and crashed into the wall.

“It wasn’t like this when I left for work at 6am this morning and I got a text from my daughter at 6.54am so it’s obviously happened in between.”

Another resident said: “I got the shock of my life when I saw the truck sitting in the garden. How can something like this happen, someone could have been seriously hurt, or even worse.

“I feel sorry for the couple who live there too. I think they’re trying to let the house so this will be a bit of a problem until it’s sorted.”

It is unclear at this moment how the incident happened and Enviro-Clean has been contacted for comment. It is believed the company is dealing with the owner of the property about the matter.

A Scottish Water spokesman said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers and thank them for their patience and understanding.”