A LORRY will be recovered six days after it crashed into a New Forest resident’s home.

Historic Japonia Cottage in Breamore, Fordingbridge was badly damaged last Friday after it was hit by the Brakes lorry.

Man taken to hospital after lorry crashes into house near Fordingbridge

Owner Paul Hammond has been staying in a B&B with his wife since the incident.

He told the Daily Echo that the lorry would finally be removed from his home today.

“Once the structural engineer has given his clearance, they will be removing the lorry, probably at around 10am.”

He added his insurance company and loss adjuster had been “very supportive”.

“The NFU have been brilliant. The first stage will be to make the house watertight and put a cover across the roof. They will also be putting in a temporary wall to keep the weather, and any intruders, out.

“Things are looking more positive now.”

Mr Hammond said rubble exploded into a hallway after the crash at around 6.40am.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 50s, was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

The cause of the collision has not been confirmed, although police are believed to be probing the possibility that the driver fell unconscious.