Sat-nav driving woman from home

A Welsh woman has more reason than most for cursing the rise of the sat-nav as she contemplates a lorry ploughing into her home for the 15th time in 18 years.

Amanda Sandland has had to cope with a surge in wagons getting stuck in between her gate and cottage on the narrow B5429 since the onset of the sat-nav.

The 45-year-old is now considering selling her cherished cottage to escape the huge trucks which have become the bane of her life.

Last week saw the fifteenth truck get wedged, try to reverse but take off the roof of her annex gable.

"It is very stressful," she said. "When the last crash happened I was at work but when I got home I just broke down. It's been going on so long it's causing structural damage.

"The point of impact was close to my daughter's bedroom so she is understandably terrified. Fortunately, my neighbour spoke with the driver, got his details and his firm will pay for the damage."

The latest accident was estimated to have caused £1,000 of damage.

But over the years Mrs Sandland and her husband Roger have been forced to claim on their insurance after lorry drivers managed to manoeuvre free and flee.

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