Lorry takes a turn for the worse

10:10 19 September 2012

The lorry became lodged at the top of Bridge Street by Bideford Pannier Market. Pic: Andrew Hutchinson

The lorry became lodged at the top of Bridge Street by Bideford Pannier Market. Pic: Andrew Hutchinson

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HGV becomes stuck at the top of steep Bideford street.

The lorry became lodged at the top of Bridge Street by Bideford Pannier Market. Pic: Andrew HutchinsonThe lorry became lodged at the top of Bridge Street by Bideford Pannier Market. Pic: Andrew Hutchinson

A LORRY driver took a turn for the worse – and managed to lodge his vehicle at the top of a steep Bideford street.

The articulated lorry spent at least an hour stuck at the top of Bridge Street, opposite the pannier market yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Police were called to assist at around 2.30pm and it is understood that the driver eventually managed to free the white HGV and reverse it from the area via Buttgarden Street.

Susannah Wade of the Old Bridge Antiques Centre on the corner of Bridge Street and Grenville Street said the lorry was unable to go forward or reverse and had become lodged against railings.

“The road was completely blocked; it’s a common problem,” she said.

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