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Man Injured when Hit by Car in Tesco Car Park

June 5, 2014

A man was injured when he was hit by a car in Tesco car park after the driver of the vehicle lost control of his Volkswagen Golf.

The accident – which occurred at 10:00am on the morning of May 31st – was caused by a 74-year-old driver losing control of his Volkswagen Golf and hitting five cars and the Saturday morning shopper, before a crash barrier at the entrance to the supermarket prevented him from causing any more damage.

The man who was hit by the car in the Tesco car park received treatment at the scene of the accident from emergency personnel, but did not require hospital treatment. The driver of the vehicle was taken home by the police and has been reported to the procurator fiscal.

Witnesses who saw the accident at the Tesco supermarket in Dalkeith, Mid-Lothian, estimated that the OAP´s Volkswagen Golf reached speeds of 40mph as it careered out of control. They said that the accident in Tesco car park could have been a lot worse had the car not hit the crash barrier, as it appeared to be heading straight for the large window at the front of the supermarket.

Dalkeith police confirmed that they had been called to a road traffic accident involving car cars (the five damaged cars and the OAPs Golf), while a spokeswoman for Tesco said that it had been an unfortunate accident and thankfully nobody had been seriously injured.

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