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I AM deeply annoyed by an incident that happened to my husband. He was driving down Ramsey Road en route to Westfield school with our two children on Thursday November 6, around 8:40am. There was a Huntingdonshire District Council refuse truck, parked and

I AM deeply annoyed by an incident that happened to my husband. He was driving down Ramsey Road en route to Westfield school with our two children on Thursday November 6, around 8:40am.

There was a Huntingdonshire District Council refuse truck, parked and indicating so, on the zig-zag line of the pedestrian crossing opposite Chestnut Road. As my husband manoeuvred around it, he was shocked as the truck proceeded to pull directly into the passenger door of our red Volkswagen Golf.

Thankfully the children were fine and, after exchanging details with the driver, he became aware that the whole incident had been witnessed by a further two refuse collectors, and was confident where the blame for the accident lay.

We were surprised therefore to receive a letter from the council suggesting that my husband was at fault for the accident and requesting us to cover the cost of the miniscule scratch sustained by their refuse truck bumper.


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We quickly realised the whole incident would be captured on CCTV camera situated at the Spinney surgery, on Ramsey Road. Unfortunately, the camera is also owned by Huntingdonshire District Council and attempts to obtain the footage have proved fruitless.

Why is the refuse still being collected at such a busy time in the morning when people are travelling to work and children to school? And why are refuse trucks able to stop in places no other drivers are allowed to park and cause such dangerous obstructions to traffic and pedestrians?

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If anyone witnessed this incident we would greatly appreciate your help.

IRENE KRSMANOVIC

Kent Close

St Ives

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