A firm that runs a string of nursing homes in England has released dramatic CCTV footage of the moment when a neighbouring building’s roof was ripped off by high winds.
The roof of a council-owned training centre landed in the car park of Springcare Ltd in Whitchurch, Shropshire, on Wednesday, damaging four vehicles.
A spokeswoman for Springcare, which runs 14 nursing and residential homes in Cheshire, Shropshire and the Wirral, said one employee had driven away from its head office shortly before the rectangular roof section landed.
“She left just a few minutes before and we are certainly lucky that it happened at 4.30pm and not at five o’clock when everybody would have been leaving,” the spokeswoman said.
The owners of the affected vehicles, including a receptionist who works for Springcare, have been told they must arrange for the damage to be repaired through their own insurance.
It is understood that Shropshire Council, which owns the training centre, has informed Springcare that it cannot be held liable for the incident because the stormy conditions were beyond its control.