Cornwall’s country lanes claimed another victim.
That’s when a delivery truck got stuck on a narrow county road. The incident took place yesterday afternoon in the Bude area.
The truck, from distribution company Gregory, was trying to get to Millook at around 4:50 p.m., a hamlet south of Bude, when it got stuck across the narrow road.
A witness said this completely blocked Widemouth road and drivers had to turn around.
Phil Bergman, who shared the photo with Cornwall Live, said the truck was abandoned yesterday afternoon when he captured the scene.
When he posted it on the Bude Banter Facebook group, people joked about the company’s slogan written on the side of the truck: “Delivering winners”.
A spokesperson for Gregory said: “We deliver hundreds of pallets a day to Cornwall without incident.
“As everyone knows, some roads are very narrow and our professional drivers deal with this and other dangers on a daily basis.
“On this occasion it was one of our new drivers who ran into some difficulty and everything was resolved quickly with no injuries or damage to the vehicle. Of course, we apologize for any inconvenience, but incidents will sometimes occur. “
Police say the truck was finally picked up around 7 p.m.
But Allan Birt, a local, claimed there was a sign preventing these kinds of incidents before it disappeared and was never replaced.
The resident added that it was reported to Cornwall Council six months ago.
Cornwall Live has contacted County Hall for comment, but has yet to hear back.
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