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Damage to cars on Davids Road
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tohellwithculture


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31-07-2011 07:49 AM

Recently my car was hit by a Sainsbury's lorry while it was parked on David's Road. The driver side wing mirror knocked off and there was damage to driver side body work. Thankfully a kind gentleman working on a local building site witnessed the collision and left us a note, including his contact details and the registration number of the lorry. The lorry driver did not leave a note.

We have submitted an insurance claim, but it is taking ages for Sainsbury's to accept liability. Pretty standard when it comes to claims against big organisations, apparently.

This is the third time my car has suffered fairly significant damage to its body work while parked on David's Road, but the first in which there has been a note left or a witness. A few days after the damage to my car, I noticed that another car parked opposite Pearcefield Avenue had suffered very similar (but worse) damage. Another Sainsbury's lorry "hit and run" I suspect.

There is a clear pattern of this happening, definitely to cars parked on David's Road and Pearcefield Avenue, possibly also on Manor Mount and Waldenshaw Road. I would like to raise this with Sainsbury's and it would be helpful to be able to list a few instances of cars that have been hit without the third party leaving a note. Is there anyone has suffered a similar incident and would like to share the details?

I would also be interested to hear if anyone has ever had their car damaged and received a note from a Sainsbury's lorry driver admitting liability? The car that I saw damaged on David's Road this week had really bad damage to its driver door - I can't believe that a driver could not notice that he had hit this car.

Personally, I am outraged that the lorry drivers, who must be aware that the access to FH Sainsbury's is tight, seem to hit parked cars so regularly and seemingly never leave notes to admit liability. I know insurance companies do all they can to discourage policy holders from ever actually using their insurance, but this is exactly what insurance is for, right? Also, I believe it is against the law to leave the site of a road traffic accident without leaving contact & insurance details, but maybe someone can clarify this. Sainsbury's has a responsibility to the local area and should take steps to address this.

Thanks

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Damage to cars on Davids Road - tohellwithculture - 31-07-2011 07:49 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - Les - 31-07-2011, 08:28 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - brian - 31-07-2011, 02:35 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - brian - 31-07-2011, 06:38 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 01-08-2011, 08:29 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 02-08-2011, 08:59 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 02-08-2011, 04:29 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 02-08-2011, 07:10 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 02-08-2011, 07:50 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 03-08-2011, 09:16 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - brian - 03-08-2011, 10:37 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - brian - 04-08-2011, 03:26 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - roz - 06-08-2011, 02:27 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 06-08-2011, 08:30 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - roz - 06-08-2011, 10:23 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - monika - 07-08-2011, 08:31 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - roz - 07-08-2011, 09:36 AM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - brian - 07-08-2011, 12:28 PM
RE: Damage to cars on Davids Road - brian - 07-08-2011, 05:17 PM

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