Driver prepares to tell bosses the hole truth after his cement lorry crashes through Wisbech manhole
18:48 30 May 2014
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.
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!