Video: Death warning to bad parkers

PUBLISHED: 11:03 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009

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SOMEONE could die if drivers continue to park without thinking. That s the claim of firefighters who are struggling to get to emergency calls. WGC s firefighters have begun a campaign to make drivers aware of how hard it can be for fire engines to

The fire engine squeezes through the parked cars

SOMEONE could die if drivers continue to park without thinking.

That's the claim of firefighters who are struggling to get to emergency calls.

WGC's firefighters have begun a campaign to make drivers aware of how hard it can be for fire engines to squeeze down residential roads.

White Watch fireman Shane Killick warned that some cars had already been damaged.

He said: "We went to a call in Gainswood, there were two children under five stuck in a house.

"We tried to get down the road and we did end up bumping a car, which can also damage the fire engine."

He said many residential roads, especially in the evenings and weekends when most people were at home, were becoming completely impassable.

The WHT joined White Watch on a lunchtime shift and even then vehicles were parked so awkwardly the crew was slowed to almost a stop.

The crews are also putting leaflets on cars warning drivers of their actions.

Shane added: "We understand that parking in WGC is a problem, but if you do get a leaflet don't be offended but do have a think."

The crew noted Thistle Grove, Caponfield, Ascots Lane and the town centre as particularly bad.

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