School-run chaos as lorry ‘takes corner a bit wrong’ and gets stuck

Police were forced to close a road as scores of children headed back to school this morning after a truck 'took the corner a bit wrong'. Officers were called out to Holly Road in Uttoxeter to help the stricken wagon which appeared to be balanced on top of a bollard. And the road had to be shut while 'specialist recovery' was carried out to free the vehicle.

It came during the morning rush-hour which had returned to busy levels as children went back to school following the summer break. Neighbourhood officers have thanked commuters for their understanding. A spokesperson for the East Staffordshire policing team said: "Uttoxeter NPT (neighbourhood policing team) were quickly out to respond to this lorry that took the corner a bit wrong on Holly Road this morning. To make matters worse it was slap bang in the middle of the school run on the first day back from the holidays!

"A big thank you to the community for their understanding as we closed Holly Road and organised the specialist recovery to safely free the vehicle from its predicament. Happy to inform that the road is now back open and all clear." NEWSLETTER: Sign up for email alerts direct to your inbox

READ NEXT: Council to buy abandoned house after owner disappears Drink driver flips car after smashing into lorry in A50 horror crash

'I can't think what's there' - University Challenge boffins get Stoke question wrong

Tragedy as man found dead on Staffordshire railway line

Stoke-on-Trent biker fighting for life moved to burns unit