VIDEO: Chessington CCTV car crash driver 'may have had view obstructed by lorry'

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The driver of a Kingston Council traffic enforcement car which crashed in Chessington yesterday may have had his view obstructed by a parked lorry, the authority has claimed.

A large number of parents and schoolchildren from Castle Hill primary school saw the aftermath of the crash, which happened at the junction of North Parade and Moor Lane yesterday afternoon, March 10.

Video footage taken immediately after the accident show the council-branded CCTV car stopped behind a black Toyota, as passersby look on.

A Kingston Council spokesman said today: “The CCTV car driver had been enforcing a keep clear zone at a local school and is believed to have had his view obstructed by a parked van when turning into Manor Road [sic].

“Thankfully there are no reports of anybody being hurt.”

One witness said: “It was quite a dangerous place to crash.

“There were loads of school kids crossing the road at the time.”

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7:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

kelliep1970 says...

Manor Road... really... He turned out of Buckland Road onto Moor Lane...
Manor Road... really... He turned out of Buckland Road onto Moor Lane... kelliep1970
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9:38pm Tue 11 Mar 14

kf07765 says...

No lorry just the council trying to cover themselves !
No lorry just the council trying to cover themselves ! kf07765
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12:01am Wed 12 Mar 14

rochford7422 says...

So now they are saying the driver 'may of had his view obstructed by a parked lorry'.........even though everyone else managed to pull out of the junction safely! I have had the misfortune of following one of these cars. Their driving is abysmal at the best of times, indicating to pull in but carrying on driving, slowing down all the time for no apparent reason and then stopping opposite a junction making it dangerous for everyone else to overtake it. As for waiting outside a school and taking photos, then the mind boggles! Perhaps the council could use the car to drive around photographing all the potholes that need repairing, providing they find someone who can drive properly!
So now they are saying the driver 'may of had his view obstructed by a parked lorry'.........even though everyone else managed to pull out of the junction safely! I have had the misfortune of following one of these cars. Their driving is abysmal at the best of times, indicating to pull in but carrying on driving, slowing down all the time for no apparent reason and then stopping opposite a junction making it dangerous for everyone else to overtake it. As for waiting outside a school and taking photos, then the mind boggles! Perhaps the council could use the car to drive around photographing all the potholes that need repairing, providing they find someone who can drive properly! rochford7422
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10:07am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bum face says...

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ,,, you would think with all them cameras the idiot would be able to see properly wouldn't you , ???
Ah ha ha ha ha ha ,,, you would think with all them cameras the idiot would be able to see properly wouldn't you , ??? Bum face
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