A LORRY driver had to have his vehicle recovered after crashing into a metal bollard.

The back of the vehicle hung suspended in the air as it balanced on the bell-shaped bollard.

The incident happened at about 11am on the corner of Church Street and Windsor Street in Brighton.

Police are on the scene.

The Argus:

A witness said: "I was passing just after it happened.

"Police are turning vehicles around and a recovery vehicle is now on site.

"It's a bad day at the office for the driver and his lorry."

The Argus:

A recovery truck attempted to dislodge the lorry but a passer-by said the vehicle began to lean further towards the house as it was moved.

A second recovery truck has now been called.

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