Lorry traps pub-goers for three and a half hours after failed manoeuvre

PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 September 2019

The incident happened on Thursday

The incident happened on Thursday

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Residents in Barrow Gurney were trapped in a pub for three hours after a lorry blocked the car park after a failed manoeuvre.

DHL Lorry in Barrow GurneyDHL Lorry in Barrow Gurney

The vehicle had just finished delivering drinks at the Princes Motto, in Barrow Street, on Thursday afternoon.

The driver tried to reverse on the steep entrance into the pub car park which would allow him to turn around.

However, the lorry jackknifed and got wedged, blocking the cars entry for hours.

A retired couple who were stuck in the pub said a rescue vehicle with a crane came but struggled to manoeuvre the lorry so anyone already in the car park was trapped for a few hours.

The lorry was trying to leave after delivering drinksThe lorry was trying to leave after delivering drinks

They said: "We had gone for a quick drink on our way home but we ended up stuck there.

"Most people were chilled.

"We ended up having a lovely meal while it was being resolved.

"There are a lot worse places to be stuck for a few hours."

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