Council gritter hits parked cars outside football ground

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Radipole Lane near the football ground
Radipole Lane near the football ground

DOUBLE parking outside Weymouth Football Club during a match led to a council gritting lorry hitting some cars.

Dorset Council has confirmed there was an incident involving one of its gritting lorries and some vehicles outside the Bob Lucas Stadium off Radipole Lane on Tuesday evening.

As the Terras were held to a 2-2 draw against Bromley, a fan reported that a ‘council-owned lorry crashed into three cars’.

In response, the council confirmed there was an incident involving a gritting lorry hitting some cars because there was not enough room for it to get through.

A Dorset Council spokesman said: “On Tuesday evening a Dorset Council gritting lorry, was gritting its designated route, part of which is to the SSE power substation at the end of the access road past the police station and golf course.

"Due to the football match on at the time, there were cars double-parked all through there making it too tight for large vehicles to pass.

“The driver reported the incident to the supervisor at the time. The council’s insurance is in contact with all vehicle owners and police have been informed.”

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said: "Dorset Police received reports on the morning of Wednesday February 23 that three vehicles had been damaged while they were parked on Radipole Lane in Weymouth.

"The damage occurred between 7.20pm and 9.45pm on Tuesday 22 February 2022. It is reported that the damage was caused by a gritting lorry.

"Officers have been made aware of the reports and are liaising with the local authority.

"No arrests have been made."

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