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X969 GEL abandoned on wrong side of road at blind junction with driveway of Old Orchard meaning school kids will have to walk into oncoming traffic in middle of the road when the school bus drops off this afternoon

Reported in the Abandoned vehicles category anonymously at 10:48, Tue 1 November 2016

Sent to North Dorset District Council 2 minutes later

The unlit vehicle has been abandoned sometime between midnight and 07:30 on November 1st 2016, it's on the wrong side of the road facing oncoming traffic at a busy junction outside Old Orchard (DT11 0NB). The car is forcing traffic approaching Winterborne Stickland from Blandford to come out of the road junction on the wrong side of the road against oncoming traffic. Since 8am this morning there have already been two near misses. It's going to be worse later when the school bus drops off and kids will be forced to walk in the road on the wrong side into oncoming traffic. So far the Home Help/Community nurse has managed to get into Old Orchard to look after my neighbour at Old Orchard, but it will be a different story if an ambulance is required for example. I contacted the Police to report the vehicle and they advise it is of no interest to them as it's taxed/MOT'd and not been reported stolen. Dorset Police referred me to my local authority on 01202 454111 which proved to be an unobtainable number (!) hence me finding this website and reporting here myself.

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  • Car was gone within 24hrs

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 20:51, Tue 29 November 2016

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