Driver prepares to tell bosses the hole truth after his cement lorry crashes through Wisbech manhole

18:48 30 May 2014

Hole lot of trouble, Wisbech

Hole lot of trouble, Wisbech

RLR.Photography

A lorry delivering cement to a Wisbech building site came unstuck today after it mounted a pavement and suddenly a front wheel crashed through a GPO manhole cover.

Hole lot of trouble, Wisbech Hole lot of trouble, Wisbech

The driver, who asked not to be named, discovered getting the lorry out was harder than he first imagined.

Expecting to manoeuvre the lorry out of the hole once he unloaded, he found it tough going and remained there for several hours until help arrived and worked out the best way to free his vehicle.

Cement has been arriving all week at the building site in Norwich Road where an old folk’s home is being extended.

“Someone told me to ease forward onto the pavement to get the lorry off the road,” he said. “Apparently drivers have been doing it all the time and I thought it was safe.”

To spare embarrassment to the driver we blanked out the lorry’s company logo and the number plate.

That won’t, of course, ease his explanation to bosses who will, no doubt, want the truth, the hole truth and nothing but the truth about the day’s events!

More news stories

Cambridgeshire’s elected mayoral contest is due to take place in May next year. 
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has opened a book on who might take the powerful new job. Heidi Allen, who was the first Conservative to put her name forward, has the shortest odds as things stand.

11:39

Hopes of building a major new rail link from East Anglia to Bristol, via Oxford, creating an “arc of prosperity” around London, have received a major boost.

10:00

A former Ely College student from Littleport has proved his doubters wrong and is now living his dream as a championship-winning wrestler.

09:31

One person had to be freed from their vehicle and taken to hospital after a two-vehicle collision on the A142 near Soham yesterday.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up