A man has been charged after a skip lorry crashed into a line of parked cars in Guardbridge.
Several vehicles, lampposts and a wall were damaged after the lorry left Cupar Road and drove through a row of gardens, before coming a rest inches away from the front door of a block of flats.
The driver of the lorry, belonging to Fife Council’s arms-length waste management firm Fife Resource Solutions, suffered minor injuries but nobody else was hurt.
Police said last night said a 54-year-old had been charged, and a report submitted to the procurator fiscal.
The accident, which resulted in the closure of the road through the village for seven hours, sent terrified locals running.
One villager, who did not wish to be named, said: “I heard a very loud noise, like thunder, then there was silence and then voices.
“I looked out my front door and saw the truck sitting in the garden, and then I saw the carnage.”
Susan Gay, whose Ford Ka was wrecked, said: “I heard a thump and then a shoogle, but I never thought anything of it, I actually thought it was one of my neighbours moving furniture.”
It was only when a friend texted pictures from the unfolding drama in her garden that she realised the true extent of the drama.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101.