AN UNLUCKY trucker who had travelled more than 200 miles had to abandon his lorry just yards from his destination.
The driver - who had made the five-hour-20-minute trip from Felixstowe in Suffolk - took his final turning into Heath House Lane from Slades Road, in Golcar, too sharply and wedged the truck between a pub and a wall at 8am.
He was delivering Chinese wooden board to a company at the Heath House Mills complex.
Owners of the Golcar Lily pub, Janet Swallow and her partner Darryl Broscombe, were waiting for a beer delivery when the lorry jammed the road.
Janet said: "The truck was against the wall and just touching the side of the pub.
"I felt really sorry for the driver. He had a terrible morning. Just before he got his truck stuck he opened his cab door and it came back and smashed him in the face so he had a cut on his head too.
"The poor guy was almost at his destination as well."
The beer delivery and all other traffic on Slades Road was blocked until the truck could be moved using lifting gear at 11.45am.