An Amazon delivery driver was forced to desert his van after he became trapped on a muddy footpath.
Residents in Oldham, Greater Manchester – where the van became stuck – said that the vehicle had been wedged beside a tree for “at least 24 hours”.
Locals shared images of the bizarre sight on social media, with the first photo captioned: “If you’re waiting for an Amazon delivery, maybe it’s here in this van stuck off Ladcastle Road…”.
A second image was shared to the Uppermill Community group on Facebook a day later, with the photographer mounted on a horse and unable to get past the van situated on a muddy woodland path.
The delivery driver of the Amazon van was forced to abandon his vehicle after becoming stuck
Residents reacted with amusement to the bizarre sighting, with both posts having a combined total of over 250 likes and almost 100 comments.
One said: “Someone else posted yesterday on the same page, so [it has been there for] at least 24 hours. It’s definitely not for vehicles obviously!”
Another joked: “It’s only a minute away from me I’ll get up there with my crowbar.”
A third chimed in: “Is there an Amazon van out there without any dents or scrapes?”
Another said they had been close to making the same mistake as the Amazon delivery driver in the past.
They commented: “It’s happened to me, sat nav took me down the uppermill canal tow path. Was not funny at the time, now it’s a real good giggle.”
“Sat navs have a lot to answer for”, one added.
An Amazon spokesperson said: “We’re working with our delivery service provider to remove the vehicle.”
Residents reacted with amusement to the bizarre sighting of the van on social media
An Amazon delivery driver was found dead in the car park at Thorpe Park last week
Last week, a suspected Amazon delivery driver was found dead in the car park at Thorpe Park, the UK’s biggest theme park.
An investigation has been launched by Surrey police into the discovery.
However, a spokesperson from the force said they are not considering the circumstances around the death to be suspicious.
A spokesperson for Amazon UK told SurreyLive: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident. We’re working with our delivery service provider and the police as they investigate.”