Pregnant woman’s parked car hit by bin truck

Pictures taken by Sabina after the lorry had struck the side of her car

Pictures taken by Sabina after the lorry had struck the side of her car

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A PREGNANT woman said a refuse lorry crashed into her parked car, causing one of the bins to fly off the back and hit her.

Sabina Lee said the lorry drove over part of her garden last Thursday and the impact of the flying bin has left her with injuries.

The pregnant mother-of-two said one of the bins struck her

The pregnant mother-of-two said one of the bins struck her

The mother-of-two was standing on the doorstep of her North Bersted home with her one-year-old daughter and said it was lucky her child was not hit.

Miss Lee, 28, said: “This lorry came storming down the road and when it tried to turn it went straight over our front lawn and hit my car.

“It smashed into my car out the front of my house whilst my partner was fitting a child seat and myself and my one-year-old daughter were on our doorstep.

“The bins all flew off the back and smacked me in the back.

The bin lorry drove over part of her garden

The bin lorry drove over part of her garden

“I’m 15 weeks pregnant so it could have been a lot worse or the bins could even have hit my daughter.

“Luckily me and my partner had our phones in our pockets so we just started taking loads of pictures.”

Miss Lee said what really shocked her was the attitude of the two men in the Biffa lorry afterwards.

“One of them got out and I asked ‘what are you going to do, you’ve just hit my car’ and he just shrugged his shoulders as if to say ‘I don’t know’,” she said.

“The other guy got out rudely straight onto my front lawn and just said I shouldn’t have parked on the grass verge. He seemed to be laughing about it.

“I said to him I was entitled to park outside my house and he just wrote down my number plate, got back in his lorry and drove off.

“The whole thing shocked me.”

Sussex Police has confirmed it is investigating after Miss Lee reported the incident.

The lorry belonged to Biffa Municipal, which has the contract for refuse on behalf of Arun District Council.

A Biffa spokesman confirmed the refuse truck belonged to the company and it had been involved in an incident with a parked car while on rounds in Crimsham Road, Bersted.

“Biffa personnel are co-operating fully with local police investigating the incident,” the spokesman said.

Miss Lee said: “I’m learning to drive at the moment and hoped to pass my test before my three-year-old goes to school.

“At the moment I don’t have a car so I’m having to put lessons on hold.”