Truck damages Sidmouth shop
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A SIDMOUTH shoe shop owner has urged motorists not to block loading bays after a delivery truck collided with his building’s canopy.
Steve White said the vehicle had pulled onto the pavement while making a delivery to a neighbouring store when it hit – damaging a recent £2,000 paint job.
The loading bay that would have been used was blocked by a parked car, so the lorry pulled onto the pavement outside White and Sons in Fore Street.
Mr White said: “This isn’t what I wanted after spending £2,000 having the woodwork painted.
“For a lorry to be taking the top of a shop off isn’t right.”
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Mr White said it wasn’t the first time a large lorry had caused damage, and a protruding sign was hit at Fat Face.
He added that he believed the loading bay was blocked by a car bearing a Blue Badge.
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Stuart Hughes, the Devon County Council highways chief, said badge-holders are allowed to park on single yellow lines, provided they are not causing an obstruction – but loading bays are not included.
The incident happened last Tuesday.