Ten Parking Tickets from One Hospital Traffic Warden
|June 7, 2012||Posted by admin under Parking News|
We all have our own Traffic Warden stories but this one has to beat most people’s for sheer stupidity and cruelness.
A traffic warden in a hospital car park has plastered 10 tickets on the windscreen of a patient undergoing emergency surgery.
The owner of the red Mini had parked in a disabled bay while she was having treatment following a kidney swap at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff.
However, due to emergency treatment she wasn’t able move her car from the bay and subsequently ended up with 10 tickets at £30 each displayed neatly on her windscreen.
Other visitors to the Hospital called it a disgrace and a local politician called for compassion to be shown to the owner of the red Mini by the hospital car park company Vinci Park UK.
The parking company responded by claiming that their terms and conditions are clearly explained at the ticketing machines. Reading the terms and conditions are probably not high on most people’s lists when being rushed to hospital! Fortunately, the car park company have removed the parking tickets and are working with the Cardiff and Vale University health board to resolve matters.
Looks like someone won’t be getting employee of the month after all!