Residents left stunned after a huge lorry got stuck trying to turn down a small Scottish street

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This is the moment locals were left stunned after a huge lorry got stuck trying to turn into a small Scottish street.

The crash caused huge delays in the Stranraer area earlier today.

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Residents left stunned after a huge lorry got stuck trying to turn into a side street in StranraerCredit: Jim Ryder
The city was brought to a standstill as recovery vehicles were called

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The city was brought to a standstill as recovery vehicles were calledCredit: Jim Ryder

Footage shows the hapless trucker getting stuck after trying to make a sharp turn at the junction of Hanover Street and Hanover Square.

He believed his SatNav had taken him along the narrow street.

The blockage brought the entire city to a standstill for hours as recovery vehicles were called in for help.

But this isn’t the first time a rider has fallen victim to this particular tight corner – it’s the second time in just over two years that it’s happened in the same spot.

A few minutes after the recovery vehicle arrived, the injured driver was extracted and he was on his way.

A local told the Scottish Sun: ‘The whole Stranraer was locked down for hours, it’s a one way street so it looked like his sat nav had taken him down this street.

“His wheel went on the pavement, then he got stuck.

“There must be a sign to prevent heavy goods vehicles from going into town.

“He was just going back and forth and going nowhere.”

Stranraer is a popular hub for truckers due to its proximity to Cairnryan ferry port to Ireland.

Recently, we told how a Scottish woman narrowly avoided being crushed to death by a huge pile of wood falling from a lorry.


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The incident, which happened on Crieff’s Comrie Street on Monday afternoon, saw a woman narrowly escape after the huge timber load fell from the vehicle’s trailer.

And last month, in a separate incident, we told how a lorry crashed through a railing on the M90 ​​amid fierce Storm Corrie winds.

The HGV broke the railing at Junction 1 of the M90 ​​near Scotstoun at around 9pm on January 30.

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