Rookie driver stuck in a jam 338


By Kate Smail

A ROOKIE truck driver caused chaos yesterday – when he got his massive Woolworths lorry stuck under a bridge.

The hapless driver was driving the HGV for the first time when he got it wedged under a rail bridge in Edinburgh just before 9am.

Traffic in the Cameron Toll area of the city was backed up for over an hour as police and engineers struggled to work out how to free the jammed vehicle.

Early morning commuters looked on in astonishment at the huge lorry sandwiched under the 14.11ft bridge.

The embarrassed trucker, who didn’t want to be named, admitted: “This is the first time I’ve driven anything this big.”

And the Glasgow man joked: “I’m not from around these parts – and after today I don’t think I’ll be back!”