Thanks, sat nav! 17th lorry hits couple's cottage in West Yorkshire

As he was about to step into the shower one morning in May this year, Chris Dodsly heard a crashing and banging outside that shook his home. He looked out of the bathroom window to see a 40-ton articulated lorry trying to scrape past the stone walls of his 250-year-old cottage. By the time he had run downstairs his new kitchen had been reduced to rubble.

Dodsly, 44, opened the driver’s door to demand an explanation. The driver, from Slovakia, offered one word of English. “He pointed at his sat nav sheepishly and said ‘navigation’,” Dodsly said. “He didn’t have a clue where he was going. He was blindly following the line on the map.”

It was not the first time that Dodsly and his…

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