Shops in Radstock have been almost destroyed after a lorry crashed into an opticians in the early hours of Wednesday.
A truck towing another heavy goods vehicle smashed into the historic building at 03.17am. The vehicle came to rest on the pavement on Wells Road. Emergency services rushed to the scene to find the driver, a man in his forties, trapped in the cab of the lorry who was freed by firefighters.
Building surveyors from Bath and North East Somerset Council visited the scene to have a look at Lovat Short Optometrists and Hair Razor on The Street.
The building is owned by John Lovat Short and dates from 1907. It was originally a jeweller's, F S Lane.