A villager has called for action to stop lorries getting stuck on a narrow road.

Steve Cook wants a sign to be put up at both ends of Miry Lane that snakes upwards from Netherthong to Oldfield, after a HGV driver got trapped trying to go up it in this van pictured yesterday (Monday).

He said the driver, from Romania, had been following Sat Nav directions and became stuck at noon for around one hour until a recovery unit came to its aid.

Mr Cook, who lives on nearby St Mary’s Crescent, said it was a regular occurrence and said it was “dangerous” for pedestrians and horse riders who also use it.

Foreign lorry driver gets stuck Scapegoat Hill lane

“It’s been going on for the last few years and we’ve had three or four get stuck in the last 12 months.

“Most do so coming down as they don’t know about the other ways to get out from Oldfield.

“They are just following their Sat Navs but I do wonder why they think they can get up or down it when they look at it.

“There are blind bends and it’s very steep.

“It is dangerous for someone to try drive an HGV along it as people ride horses and push prams on the same stretch.

“This man was apparently aiming for Honley and not even walkers could get past him.

Another foreign lorry gets stuck on Pike Law Lane in Scapegoat Hill

“I left before the recovery team arrived so I’ve no idea how he got out.”

The road is one of several black spots for stuck HGVs, which includes Pike Law Lane in Scapegoat Hill and St Mark’s Road in Longwood.

Mr Cook said: “Other roads near here have signs saying they are unsuitable so I don’t understand why this one doesn’t.

“I just want to highlight it in the hope some will be placed here too.”

A Council Spokeswoman said: “As a large percentage of rural roads in Kirklees are unsuitable for larger vehicles it would not be possible to place warning signs on them all.

"The council places ‘unsuitable for HGV’ signs on roads that are regularly used as short cuts, in order to reduce the number of vehicles getting stuck.

"Roads like this one are visibly unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles, and it is surprising that the driver got as far as he did.

"We often find that when vehicles get stuck it is because they are using a Sat Nav system that is designed for cars instead of one made for HGVs.

"The right system can be more expensive, but they are better suited for ensuring larger vehicles can safely reach their destination.”