Road shut for hours after lorry gets stuck
A truck that hit a sign caused a busy Staffordshire route to be blocked for hours. Officers from Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Tean Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle at around 9.30am yesterday morning, Thursday, June 2, to reports of a collision. Photographs from the scene showed the back end of the wagon across the busy stretch of road, with the front end wedged in beneath the arch onto the recreation ground off Tean Road. Neighbourhood officers took to social media just after 1pm to confirm they were at the scene with firefighters along with collision officials.
A spokesperson wrote: “The collision involves a lorry with a trailer. No one is injured. The Jubilee celebrations are due to continue as planned.”
TOP STORY: Two men charged with robbery at Burton hotel Director at nearby AA Silencers Ltd Adam Grocott, used a forklift to help out after claiming the pillars to the recreation ground entrance had been damaged. The 41-year-old told StokeonTrentLive he had spotted up to three police cars and a fire engine.
He said: “It happened at around 9.20am, it’s been there a while. We heard a noise because we’ve got our doors open, with it being nice sunny weather, we went out and the lorry had attempted to drive into the recreation ground. “The lorry has hit the arch and it’s pulled the pillars off.
One one side it’s pulled the top of the pillar off and on the other side the pillar has been completely pulled out of the ground. “It’s just stuck there. We got our forklift out to lift the pillar up and make it safe until the fire crew arrived.
I was a bit in shock, I didn’t expect to see that.
It’s quite a big trailer, I was amazed really, I can’t believe it’s happened.”