A rookie trucker found himself in a load of trouble just three days into his new job – when he got stuck under a railway bridge.
The hapless driver ignored warning signs as he blindly followed his sat nat in the centre of Swindon, Wilts.
He jammed his vehicle under Whitehouse Bridge and blocked the road for two hours, forcing other motorists to find alternative routes.
The unnamed driver managed to avoid causing any major damage to his lorry or the bridge but got a penalty notice from police.
He said: “I was following the sat nav and didn’t see the signs. There needs to be clearer signs leading up to the bridge.
“There wasn’t much of an impact because I wasn’t going fast but I went under just enough to get the reflector stuck”
The incident is not the first time lorries have got stuck under the bridge which is becoming infamous for catching drivers who simply follow sat navs.
A spokesman for Swindon Borough Council said: “There are ordinary warning signs on the approach and there are flashing vehicle-activated warning signs.
“Then there is the bridge itself, which apart from looking extremely low is painted yellow, and has a band of reflective chevrons attached.
“There is also a sign on the side showing its height, accompanied by the words ‘Low Bridge’ in huge letters. We’re struggling to think of anything else we can realistically do.”
Just Vans South West Ltd, who own the truck, refused to comment on the debacle.