A cancer screening unit has been left with thousands of pounds worth of damages after a couple’s joyride caused a crash.
Police were called to the Tesco’s car park in Jarman’s Way after reports a car had crashed.
Bystander, George Keates, arrived a few minutes after the crash and said: “I watched the couple have a cigarette and then leave, the police were called by two gentlemen who were working in the car park, however the couple left before the police arrived.
“One of the men said he heard them racing around, doing doughnuts and burnouts and then heard a loud bang and that’s when he walked over to find the car rammed underneath the trailer.”
The cancer screening programme was up by the Department of Health in 1988 and aims to invite all women aged 50 to 70 for breast screening.
One Hemel resident wrote on social media: “I hope that the unit can still be used, and anyone who has an appointment there gets another appointment. If not, it could mean a big difference to them and their family.
Graham Straughair, manager at Beds and Herts Breast Screening Service, said: “It will require downtime to repair and unfortunately it will cost thousands to do so as it was so badly damaged.
“It has electronics going through the skin of the vehicle which will need repairing however, we are still operational, everything works and we are running as usual.”
Photo courtesy of George Keates