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Police Try To Free Tesco Lorry Wedged In Street For 12 Hours

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Police Try To Free Tesco Lorry Wedged In Street For 12 Hours

Police over in Bristol were spotted trying to free a Tesco lorry after it became wedged in a street for 12 hours. 

The huge vehicle got stuck after trying to turn a corner on Brook Hill yesterday morning (12 May), and was unable to manoeuvre itself out for hours. 

As reported by BristolLive, the lorry was still there 12 hours after it first became lodged at 6am, with residents coming home after their work day to discover it hadn’t been moved. 

Some complained that the narrow streets in the area have become a rat run as congestion builds in the city. 

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Brook Hill is a particular pain point, as it gets even narrower as it goes down, something the Tesco driver hadn’t realised before making the wrong turn. 

A Tesco lorry driver took the wrong turn. Credit: Simon Chapman/LNP
A Tesco lorry driver took the wrong turn. Credit: Simon Chapman/LNP

He told the outlet that he could have made it if it weren’t for a parked car on the corner, which he said limited his ability to turn in. 

Local traffic reports suggested the issue may have been made worse by the closure of a nearby route used to cut across to the M32 due to ongoing roadworks.

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While it’s unsure just what he had in the lorry, the driver said it wasn’t just fish as the slogan on the back - ‘salmon en route’ - suggested. 

Speaking yesterday about the incident, one resident said: "It's been there since 7am. I spoke to the police at the scene, they said they are awaiting recovery.

"I should imagine it's going to be quite a while before it's moved as it was a real head scratcher."

Police were called to the scene to try and help, and after a whopping 15 hours it was out of there - after a long old day for the poor driver. 

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The vehicle was stuck there for over 15 hours. Credit: Simon Chapman/LNP
The vehicle was stuck there for over 15 hours. Credit: Simon Chapman/LNP

Dozens of people have commented about the incident on Twitter, with one person quipping: “He parked there to stop the Aldi Lorry getting through.”

Another joked: “If the driver had used his Tesco card they would have got him out in 6 hours!”

Others highlighted the narrow roads in Bristol, including this person who said: “Even if he'd managed to get around that corner, I don't know how he would have managed beyond that. 

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“All those roads leading off are very narrow and full of parked cars. A lot of Bristol was built before cars and isn't suitable for traffic of any kind, never mind big lorries.”

Pretty sure he won’t be making the same mistake again.

Featured Image Credit: Simon Chapman/LNP

Topics: Tesco, UK News, Cars

Daisy Phillipson
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