The HGV stuck across Shortbutts Lane

People living in a Lichfield street had a sleepless night after a HGV got stuck across a narrow road for several hours.

The Amazon lorry had attempted to travel down Shortbutts Lane at around 2am today (20th February), only for the driver to discover the vehicle wouldn’t fit under the railway bridge.

But his attempts to turn the truck around failed, leaving the vehicle stuck.

One local resident told Lichfield Live:

“We were work shortly before 2am by a commotion and the noise coming from the lorry.

“The driver had gone the full length of the street only to find a the railway bridge in the way.

“Police and neighbours were involved in trying to get the lorry moved but it remained stuck between two houses.”

Shortbutts Lane resident

The vehicle was eventually rescued by a tow truck at around 5am.

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5 Comments

  1. Amazon always deliver…sleepless nights…bridge strikes…record profits, but aggressive tax avoidance…

  2. He also reversed into a car trying to turn it.. The noise literally kept me awake all evening until around 05:50 when the truck eventually left..
    My 15 year old daughter said “ it was a weird noise, sounded like aliens or something.. was the pressure noise from the breaks.. I can still hear it now.. urghhhh
    I was shattered for days..

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