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    rudis_dad wrote:
    GracesDad wrote:
    Grumpy_Northener wrote:
    Ok the road sweeper should not have driven off, but there is no way that a fire engine would have got through the gap in an emergency if a road sweeper couldn't. Extremely selfish parking.
    That isn't the ladys fault. The council should have double yellows painted. She has done nothing wrong at all and whats to say that she wasn't already parked and the other car parked selfishly?

    Assume makes an **** of you and me but in this instance, just you!!!
    So in other words, because the council haven't painted double yellows, it absolves you of good manners and consideration for other people does it? i.e. the council have tacitly OK'ed parking like a two-hat?

    I'm not condoning what the sweeper driver did, but it was a crappy piece of parking to start with - six of one and half a dozen of the other. I wonder if she'd have been making as much fuss if it was a fire appliance or ambulance that couldn't get through the gap?
    As mentioned earlier, what evidence do you have to show that the car on the opposite side of the road was already parked there when she parked?"
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VIDEO: Watch moment large road sweeper collides with parked car in Blackburn - then drives off

CCTV from a house in Coniston Road, Blackburn

CCTV from a house in Coniston Road, Blackburn

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Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

THIS is the moment a road sweeper collided with a car parked at the side of the road.

CCTV from a house in Coniston Road, Blackburn, shows how the yellow Charlton Sweeper Hire vehicle struck a stationary Volkswagen Golf, and dragged it a short distance before slowing down and then driving off.

The daughter of the woman who owns the car said she was ‘fuming’ that it might now have to be written off.

The 31-year-old mother-of-one, who is seven months pregnant, said she had been visiting an ill relative when the crash happened.

She said: “I just kept watching the CCTV over and over again. I just could not believe it.

“By the time the sweeper had finished with my car, one of the wheels was on the pavement.

“I am really upset and annoyed. The sweeper didn’t just sweep the road, it swept up our car too.”

The motorist’s insurance company has been assessing the damage, although she has been told the car could have to be written off because when the car was dragged, the suspension was damaged.

It is understood the sweeper also scratched two other cars.

The police were called and an investigation was launched.

A spokesman for Charlton Sweeper Hire, in Bolton, said: “I have been in contact with the police and it is being dealt with by the police.”

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “We got a call to Coniston Road following the report of a damage only road traffic collision.

“The informant reported a truck had driven down the road and damaged several vehicles in the street.

“The truck had a logo on it saying Charlton Sweeper Hire.”

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