Sat nav sends HGV down narrow street

A lorry driver following his sat nav ended up trapped on a narrow street – and managed to pull off a truly impressive manoeuvre to escape. The HGV driver had become stuck when parked cars on either side of the road blocked his path, reports The Hinckley Times.[1] He had followed his sat nav up Trinity Lane from Mansion Street in Hinckley in search of Factory Road.

The driver skilfully reversed more than 100m on Trinity Lane, dodging between cars and oncoming traffic, and parked opposite Mill Hill Road.

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After a bit of head-scratching and traffic management, he used Mill Hill Road to do a swift three-point turn. The video was recorded at just after 11.20am on Thursday.

Lorry in masterful manoeuvreView gallery

A passer-by said: “The lorry tried to get up Trinity Lane but it becomes really narrow towards the end. “There’s no way he would’ve able to get through to Hollycroft.

“But he was a very good driver and was able to reverse quite some distance without hitting anything.

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“He wasn’t helped by impatient cars coming from Mansion Street really. “The driver parked up and waved vehicles through from both directions. “When it was clear, he drove up Mill Hill Road and did a very impressive three-point turn on his second attempt.

“I gave him some directions and off he went.”


  1. ^ reports The Hinckley Times. (

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