A traffic warden has his foot run over while issuing a parking ticket to a van driver, sparking a police enquiry into the incident. The van was parked in a pedestrianised zone in Perth High Street when the traffic warden booked the driver for parking in the zone outside of the times allowed. The van driver came back to the vehicle and spoke with the warden before getting back in and driving away, according to witnesses. However, one of the front wheels ran over the traffic warden’s foot leaving him screaming in agony. The van driver reversed back and police were called to investigate the incident. The warden is said to have experienced extreme swelling in his foot but no broken bones. He was taken to hospital by a colleague according to one eyewitness who saw the incident.
Police inquiries are still ongoing but it is understood that the police spoke to the traffic warden and the van driver as well as several witnesses who saw the injury being sustained. A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed that the accident occurred on Perth High Street and a minor injury was sustained. She also confirmed that inquiries are ongoing.
Although many accidents on the road occur between two vehicles, pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users and could suffer more serious injuries if involved in an accident. In this case, a pedestrian had his foot run over but a pedestrian could also be knocked down if a driver does not look properly before pulling out. This incident shows how quickly someone can be injured because of a driver who fails to look which is why it is important to bear this in mind, even during a stressful time. If you have been injured by a careless driver, you could make a compensation claim for your injuries.
Source: Evening Telegraph
Date Published: November 13, 2014
Author: David Brown