A HEAVY goods vehicle has collided with a wall and become stuck along Castle Street in Launceston after his Sat Nav led him astray.

The HGV reportedly collided with the wall at around 8.30am this morning (May 16), leaving the road blocked and the wall of a nearby building damaged.  

The incident occurred when the driver’s Sat Nav instructed him to follow Castle Street, despite the fact several points of the route are unsuitable for such a vehicle.

HGV wall crash on Castle Street in Launceston
The road is currently completely blocked by the vehicle (Tindle)

This is not the first time a large vehicle like this has caused a blockade or damage. Residents in the area have expressed the need for signage along the road to indicate that vehicles over a certain size are unable to use the route.

Andrew Statton, the owner of the affected building, said: “We have been pushing for signage with Cornwall Council for several years.  

“This has become a regular occurrence, happening around twice a year.”  

Residents explained that despite their efforts, Cornwall Council, who are responsible for the implementation of road signs, have not yet provided the necessary signposting.  

Cornwall Council has been approached for a comment.