Barry Morrisons bollard blamed for £600 car damage
5:01pm Monday 4th March 2013 in News
A BARRY man has criticised the placement of a bollard in Morrisons car park that led to £600 worth of damage to his car.
Peter Blower. 65, damaged the two driver-side doors of his car when he was driving into the petrol station last week.
He said that when he went to Cross Street Motors to get a quote for the repairs a mechanic said that around a dozen other motorists had suffered similar problems from the bollard.
"I think it's a really bad bit of planning,'' he said. "I hit it as I was turning round to go into the petrol station.
"It was fine when they used to have the entrance to the petrol station nearer the roundabout."
The layout for the entrance to the petrol station was changed several months ago in a bid to combat conges- tion. As part of the change there are now two entrances to the petrol station.
Len Cattle, owner of Cross Street Motors, said: "1 have done loads of jobs for accidental damage from that bollard. I would say within ten to 12 over the past 18 months. "It could cost between £200 to £1,000 to repair the damage, depend- ing how badly they catch it If you had an old car it could be a write-off."
A Morrisons spokesman said'. "The bollard is painted yellow and we strongly recommend that drivers look carefully where they are going."