Angry locals in Fife have slammed the council for refusing to foot the bill after one of their bin wagons careered through gardens crashing into cars.
Fife Council says because the driver was found not guilty in court using the rare defence of automatism they are not liable to pay for the damage.
What sort of people
are they hiring...?
Lorry driver Stuart Smith, 55, sustained minor injuries but no one else was hurt in the dramatic collision on January 14 last year.
He was found not guilty of careless driving after lodging the rare defence of automatism - that he had no conscious knowledge of his actions.
Much like Scottish council HR departments, I guess...?
I'm sure there's an opportunity there for defence lawyers everywhere!
I do hope that DVLA have revoked his license for this.
I didn't know that doing something deliberately was the only criteria for being sued. If I leave my car with the handbrake off and it rolls into another. I'm not even there yet I get to pick up the tab.
Councils dodging their responsibilities. What a shocker.
I wonder if the car owners' insurers will have something to say about this.
"I'm sure there's an opportunity there for defence lawyers everywhere!"
"I do hope that DVLA have revoked his license for this."
You'd hope so, wouldn't you?
"I wonder if the car owners' insurers will have something to say about this."
I'd like to think they can afford to hire better lawyers than the council...
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