A Chef Direct lorry driver, who drove through no entry signs to travel up a narrow road, before hitting a car and sneaking away, is being investigated.
The Chef Direct driver had made a delivery to Cineworld at Regent Circus before the driver allegedly went through no entry signs on Rolleston Street, and up Prospect Hill – where the driver collided with a Suzuki at around 10.30am this morning.
Following the collision, witnesses say that they saw the driver start reversing, without leaving any details or stopping to check what damage they had caused.
A spokesperson for the firm, Booker, which owns Chef Direct, said that they are “currently carrying out an investigation” into what happened.
The issue of lorries and large vans travelling through the Eastcott area since Regent Circus was built has been an ongoing worry for residents, who report that dozens of cars have been hit by wide vehicles, most of which ignored the no entry signs.
Steve Bizley, Regent Circus’ centre manager said: “We have been working hard with our tenants to communicate the permitted routes for deliveries and our security team have also been taking action to redirect drivers who do not take the correct route.”
“In this instance we know the delivery driver followed the correct delivery procedure initially but unfortunately had got lost on leaving the estate”, he continued.
“We have been able to identify where the delivery driver was delivering to and our tenant has offered their support to help the owner of the affected vehicle make contact with the delivery firm.
“We hope this can be resolved quickly for those affected and offer our co-operation to local residents in working together with the council to resolve this.”