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Lorry stuck for hour

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

  • A lorry was wedged at South Place Folly, Penzance, for an hour.

  • A lorry wedged at South Place Folly, Penzance.

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PENZANCE police were called to the aid of a lorry that had become wedged between a building and wall.

Officers believe the driver had been following his GPS when he got stuck after turning on to South Place Folly in Penzance from Cornwall Terrace.

PCSO Mark Richards, was called to the incident at 3.30pm last Tuesday. "At some point along the route he had got himself wedged against a partly built porch of a new-build property in the road," he said.

"It was suggested at the time that the driver was following instructions from his GPS."

The lorry, believed to be registered in Radstock, Somerset, remained stuck for more than an hour before the driver, his crew mate and the owner of the property were able to free it.

No one was injured in the incident although there was some structural damage to the porch.

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  • TheodoreV  |  October 01 2012, 9:56PM

    "Big_Ger" I saw you had replied to a comment I made about a story elsewhere but when I tried to access it, the comments section had been totally blanked, so I was unable. My apologies.

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  • TheodoreV  |  September 30 2012, 3:21PM

    The lane is very narrow. To get through he had to mount the kerb and he obviously overlooked the effect this would have on the vertical line of his van and its horizontal width. And they say Euclid is old hat.

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  • josdave  |  September 29 2012, 11:32AM

    It's going to get worse if you read what a mess Apple made of their maps. A non existent airport in the middle of Dublin amongst many others. Good old paper maps are the answer as long as they are up to date.

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  • Big_Ger  |  September 28 2012, 9:52PM

    This reliance on GPS rather than good driving skills is becoming more common and more of these incidents are happening., Hint to such drivers, your GPS tells you the way, not the width.

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  • Big_Ger  |  September 28 2012, 9:52PM

    This reliance on GPS rather than good driving skills is becoming more common and more of these incidents are happening., Hint to such drivers, your GPS tells you the way, not the width.

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  • trevl  |  September 28 2012, 9:01PM

    should have gone to Specsavers!!!

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  • PaddyTrembath  |  September 28 2012, 6:49PM

    Beachcomber01 wrote:- "Surely some common sense should have prevailed here." Well he did have the common sense to stop.............................eventually.

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  • Beachcomber01  |  September 28 2012, 5:28PM

    Surely some common sense should have prevailed here.

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