Video: Lorry blocks Dursley lane when it crashes into tree after driver misled by sat nav

Gazette Series: Highways workers examine the damage and try to figure out how to unlodge the eight tonne trailer from the tree Highways workers examine the damage and try to figure out how to unlodge the eight tonne trailer from the tree

A LORRY has crashed into trees in Dursley, blocking the country lane for several hours, after the driver was led the wrong way by his sat nav.

According to sources at the scene the vehicle had been moving stuff from Lister Petter's old factory to the new site in Minchinhampton when the driver took the unadvised route.

Drake Lane has signs on the road telling drivers it is not for heavy goods vehicles due to the steep incline and sharp corners.

But the driver, apparently not knowing the area, followed his sat nav down the lane where the collision happened at around 3pm.

The cab and trailer struck a large willow tree, which dislodged it from the soil and moved it further down the embankment, between the cab and trailer.

While the cab could be unhooked and was driven away, the trailer was trapped and at around 5pm yesterday, Highways crews were waiting for a team to come down with a raised platform and remove the branches fo the tree.

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1:35pm Sat 10 May 14

louisam says...

It must have happened about 1pm ish because I called the police and my friend redirected traffic.
It must have happened about 1pm ish because I called the police and my friend redirected traffic. louisam
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6:15pm Sat 10 May 14

Glospot says...

I suppose this is yet another example of an eastern European driver who got his licence down at their local Sunday market for a tenner before coming to this country to cause chaos. I have many years of driving trucks and would look up a lane such as this and never attempt to drive up it. Throw the book at this idiot.
I suppose this is yet another example of an eastern European driver who got his licence down at their local Sunday market for a tenner before coming to this country to cause chaos. I have many years of driving trucks and would look up a lane such as this and never attempt to drive up it. Throw the book at this idiot. Glospot
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6:46pm Sat 10 May 14

bargee1972 says...

Throw the book at him indeed, especially if he is British as well, idiot truck drivers are not just confined to Europeans
Throw the book at him indeed, especially if he is British as well, idiot truck drivers are not just confined to Europeans bargee1972
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2:01pm Mon 12 May 14

displayed says...

"Drake Lane has signs on the road telling drivers it is not for heavy goods vehicles due to the steep incline and sharp corners."

"But the driver, apparently not knowing the area, followed his sat nav down the lane where the collision happened at around 3pm."

Who is employing these peples as drivers..

Orlov would have a field day,
Its simples Sergei!
"Drake Lane has signs on the road telling drivers it is not for heavy goods vehicles due to the steep incline and sharp corners." "But the driver, apparently not knowing the area, followed his sat nav down the lane where the collision happened at around 3pm." Who is employing these peples as drivers.. Orlov would have a field day, Its simples Sergei! displayed
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