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Early Christmas tree delivery crash

An early seasonal delivery went badly wrong when a truck was involved in a crash and dumped 14 tons of Christmas trees in the garden of a house.

Police in Vorarlberg said the accident happened Friday as a truck with a trailer loaded with trees took a wrong turn and drove through the town of Hohenems.

The driver from Hungary realised his mistake and tried to reverse back to the motorway.

But the trailer hit a wall, tipped over and landed in the garden of a house. A police statement said that the fire service sent 30 people to recover the hundreds of fir trees.

They also had to deal with fuel that had leaked from the vehicle.

A passenger in the truck was injured and taken to hospital.

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