Truck crashes into house during Garda chase in Laois

Michelle Hogan


Michelle Hogan

Truck crashes into house during garda chase in Laois

Truck crashes into house during garda chase in Laois

Gardaí in Laois are appealing for witnesses and the public’s assistance after a truck was stolen and abandoned in Laois and left to roll through a fence and collide with a house. 

The incident happened at Tullamoy, Stradbally Laois on July 21. 

Shortly after 11 pm on Sunday night, Gardaí attempted to stop a stolen truck towing a trailer with a mini digger. 

Gardaí say the truck driver abandoned the stolen truck and fled the scene in an 06 KE which was travelling in convoy with the truck. 

This car, a Toyota was later found abandoned in a field nearby. 

When the offenders abandoned the truck they allowed it to roll unaccompanied through a fence where it collided with a house causing structural damage, according to gardaí. No one was injured. 

The truck was stolen from a building site in Portlaoise between 10 pm and 11pm on Sunday evening, July 21. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station 057 86 74100.