Lorry driver stuck in narrow lane after boss said to ignore warning sign

A lorry driver has been pictured getting stuck in a narrow street in Cornwall after his boss told him to ignore a restricted width sign. The driver got dangerously close to homes in the village of Mullion, on the Lizard Peninsula, yesterday as he was on the way to the local primary school. Local Debbie Cheesman-Knaggs praised the driver for keeping calm and was part of a small team of local who helped him avert a wall-bashing disaster.

She told Cornwall Live : “The driver was excellent. Lots of stress because of an audience, but he kept his cool, listened to instructions from a chap who owns a fleet of trucks and helped direct him, and got out smiling.

Local Debbie Cheesman-Knaggs praised the driver for keeping calm and was part of a small team of local who helped him avert a wall-bashing disaster

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“I’ve done my tractor and 40ft trailer licence so I know it’s not easy – but the driver made it look like it was.” She said that the driver saw the restricted width sign on the village’s streets and called his boss, who told him it would be okay to drive through.

“The driver was dead calm, very focused and not stressed by everyone watching. Super-cool driver with skills.”

Lorry driver stuck in narrow lane after boss said to ignore warning signDebbie said that the driver saw the restricted width sign on the village’s streets and called his boss, who told him it would be okay to drive through

She praised the resident, who owns his own lorry fleet, saying: “I’d love to know the name of the chap who did most of the directing. “All I know is that he saw the truck go into the village and knew what was going to happen – he told me he owns a fleet of 30 trucks.

“He was awesome helping that driver out.”

Lorry driver stuck in narrow lane after boss said to ignore warning signThe incident follows a similar one in St Ives last week when a lorry from a company called Keen and Able was trapped for two hours

Despite the tight squeeze there was no damage. “The driver kept calm under crisis and got the job done with no damage to his own truck or other vehicles or structures,” added Debbie. The incident follows a similar one in St Ives last week when a lorry from a company called Keen and Able was trapped for two hours.

Witness Dee Lewis said it took about 20 minutes for it to be pulled out backwards.

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