Lucky escape for woman who crashed into neighbour's garage

Basingstoke Gazette: The scene of the accident The scene of the accident

A WOMAN had a lucky escape after she acciden-tally drove her car into the front of a neighbour’s garage.

The accident, which took place at 12.40pm on Tuesday last week, in Martins Wood, Chineham, involved a Ford Focus driving through the central pillar of a double garage.

A 33-year-old woman was in the house at the time of the crash. The woman, who did not want to be named, told The Gazette: “I was sorting out the washing and heard this amazing bang, and at first I thought it was something upstairs.

“I opened the door of the garage and saw a car in there with a woman inside. She was very shaken and did not know what had happened. It was not her fault – it was just an accident.”

The collision knocked out the garage’s brick pillar and damaged the doors beyond repair. The driver, who is in her 50s, was not injured, and the car was driven out of the garage.

Firefighters were called to the house over concerns about the stability of the garage.

Crew manager Phil Phillips said the accident took place when the female driver attempted a parking manoeuvre in the driveway she shares with several of her neighbours.

He said the woman had only just started using the Ford Focus, which had been modified because the driver has a disability.

The cost of the damage to the garage had not been calculated when The Gazette went to press.

The husband of the woman who was in the house at the time thanked the firefighters and a housing officer from Basingstoke and Deane Council for their help.

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10:31am Tue 4 Dec 12

HC1 says...

"It was not her fault – it was just an accident."
VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who'
s fault was it then?
"It was not her fault – it was just an accident." VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who' s fault was it then? HC1

12:32pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

HC1 wrote:
"It was not her fault – it was just an accident."
VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who'

s fault was it then?
Ever heard of empathy, the woman already has a disability and trying to come to terms with a new adapted car so maybe the neighbour was trying not to pile on the misery, it's how nice people like to live
[quote][p][bold]HC1[/bold] wrote: "It was not her fault – it was just an accident." VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who' s fault was it then?[/p][/quote]Ever heard of empathy, the woman already has a disability and trying to come to terms with a new adapted car so maybe the neighbour was trying not to pile on the misery, it's how nice people like to live Folkestone Saint

5:28pm Tue 4 Dec 12

robertspet8 says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
HC1 wrote: "It was not her fault – it was just an accident." VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who' s fault was it then?
Ever heard of empathy, the woman already has a disability and trying to come to terms with a new adapted car so maybe the neighbour was trying not to pile on the misery, it's how nice people like to live
It clearly was an accident and the neighbour was very kind and tactful.
However, I would like to remind you of your less than empathetic attitude to the unemployed expressed in a previous comment:
'So the under funded CAB will say "your only option is to become un-employed, then you may find you can also afford sky t.v. and a 50" plasma to watch it'.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HC1[/bold] wrote: "It was not her fault – it was just an accident." VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who' s fault was it then?[/p][/quote]Ever heard of empathy, the woman already has a disability and trying to come to terms with a new adapted car so maybe the neighbour was trying not to pile on the misery, it's how nice people like to live[/p][/quote]It clearly was an accident and the neighbour was very kind and tactful. However, I would like to remind you of your less than empathetic attitude to the unemployed expressed in a previous comment: 'So the under funded CAB will say "your only option is to become un-employed, then you may find you can also afford sky t.v. and a 50" plasma to watch it'. robertspet8

6:16pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

robertspet8 wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
HC1 wrote: "It was not her fault – it was just an accident." VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who' s fault was it then?
Ever heard of empathy, the woman already has a disability and trying to come to terms with a new adapted car so maybe the neighbour was trying not to pile on the misery, it's how nice people like to live
It clearly was an accident and the neighbour was very kind and tactful.
However, I would like to remind you of your less than empathetic attitude to the unemployed expressed in a previous comment:
'So the under funded CAB will say "your only option is to become un-employed, then you may find you can also afford sky t.v. and a 50" plasma to watch it'.
On the contrary, I was being empathetic to those who try and earn a living and struggle, whilst others who do not try but do well under our welfare state system and offer nothing who therefore do not deserve my empathy, also I pointed out that the CAB also are deserving of my emapthy as they try extremely hard with an ever dwindling support from the govenment.
[quote][p][bold]robertspet8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HC1[/bold] wrote: "It was not her fault – it was just an accident." VERY understanding neighbour!....No other person/vehicle involved!.......who' s fault was it then?[/p][/quote]Ever heard of empathy, the woman already has a disability and trying to come to terms with a new adapted car so maybe the neighbour was trying not to pile on the misery, it's how nice people like to live[/p][/quote]It clearly was an accident and the neighbour was very kind and tactful. However, I would like to remind you of your less than empathetic attitude to the unemployed expressed in a previous comment: 'So the under funded CAB will say "your only option is to become un-employed, then you may find you can also afford sky t.v. and a 50" plasma to watch it'.[/p][/quote]On the contrary, I was being empathetic to those who try and earn a living and struggle, whilst others who do not try but do well under our welfare state system and offer nothing who therefore do not deserve my empathy, also I pointed out that the CAB also are deserving of my emapthy as they try extremely hard with an ever dwindling support from the govenment. Folkestone Saint

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