A truck has become wedged under the forecourt canopy at Dinsdale's freshly renovated Z Service Station for the second time in as many months, and it is not the first time the driver has hit the roof.
Roby Linehaul driver Jason Clay, who was at the end of shift delivering courier parcels to Taumaranui, Te Kuiti and Otorohanga, thought it was fuel lids on the ground making the scrapping sound as he backed his truck in to refuel just before 8am this morning.
"Then the woman ran out and stopped me.''
Mr Clay said he had a similar accident back in 2000, but he would get away with not telling the boss this morning as he was in Australia.
"I'm just waiting for the second in charge to get in touch,'' Mr Clay said.
He hoped he would not be shouting the drinks tonight.
"I'm not going to hear the end of it though.''
Z retailer Selwyn Cook said it was "a rare event'' for a truck to become wedged under the canopy, despite the back unit of a removal truck becoming wedged at the opposite end of the same forecourt on May 10.
"The canopy has been here forever, it's got the maximum height signs.
Mr Cook said the company had just spent "$90 million on the beautiful Z story,'' so it was not the ideal publicity.
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