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Pensioner crashes car into shopping trolleys outside B&Q in Ashford

By Dan Wright

An elderly woman reversed into a bay of shopping trolleys in a bizarre accident outside B&Q.

The pensioner is thought to have hit the accelerator instead of the brake while reversing out of a space at the DIY chain's Ashford store.

It left her VW Golf perched precariously on a row of trolleys, sparking a large emergency services response from police, fire and ambulance crews.

The VW Golf perched precariously in the B&Q car park
The VW Golf perched precariously in the B&Q car park

One witness said the pensioner was spooked by a van turning near her car.

"As she was reversing out of her space, she hadn’t seen a van reversing at the same time," he said.

"When she saw the van was reversing near her, she seemed to panic and just hit the accelerator."

The accident happened at 12pm yesterday.

A parked van was hit before the VW Golf struck the trolleys
A parked van was hit before the VW Golf struck the trolleys

No injuries were reported, but ambulance crews spent an hour at the scene.

Before hitting the trolleys, the pensioner's car struck a parked van, damaging the rear of the vehicle.

It was a day of drama at the Norman Road site as managers were forced to shut the store due to a leak in the roof.

The shop is open as normal today.

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