Motorist's fury after debris close to new Lidl site tears through bodywork of passing car
A MOTORIST is furious after debris in the road tore through the bodywork of his car when he drove past the building site ofÂ a new Lidl store.
Daniel Chapman fears he may have to fork out '˜hundreds of pounds' for repairs to the skirting of his BMW 320 after it was pierced by by metalÂ along Manor Road, onÂ Hayling Island, yesterday.Â
Just after 9am, the piece of metal sprung up from the road, rattled through the bodywork '“ leaving a gaping hole '“ and tore anÂ exit holeÂ where it became firmly lodged.Â
Mr Chapman, who works in air conditioning, was startled.Â
'˜I heard a massive bang, followed by scraping all the way down the road,' he said.Â
'˜When I got home I saw what looked like a drill pieceÂ hanging out of the bottom of the car. The skirting will need to be replaced and I'm worried about the insurance quote.'Â
A Lidl spokesperson saidÂ the piece of metal is not representative of the '˜heavy machinery' used on-site.Â
However, Mr Chapman confirmed aÂ worker from Soldi '“ a construction firm involved in the build '“Â visited hisÂ Kings Road home and removed it.