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Runaway trolley causes car crash
4:10pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
A FAMILY has been left with a bill of several hundred pounds after a ‘runaway’ trolley smashed into their car at Blackburn’s Asda.
Michelle Swinhoe was leaving the Lower Audley Street car park with her three-year-old son Declan when the trolley rolled down the sloped car park and crashed into their Vauxhall Astra.
Left shaken, the 37-year-old, from Bonsall Street in Mill Hill, drove home following the midday incident on Thursday.
Her partner, Duncan Schofield inspected the damage and complained in person to the store the following day.
He said the supermarket claimed that they were not responsible for damage to cars, but the angry shopper said the trolley had rolled due to the design of the car park and abundance of abandoned trolleys.
He said: “They should have more trolley collectors. They have signs up saying that they cannot accept liability of any damage to cars, but the car was damaged by the badly-designed sloping car park.
“I’m sure I’m not the first person to complain and I won’t be the last.
An Asda spokesman said: “We are looking into this.”