The CHAIN volunteer transport service, which lost use of their Handybus after it was badly damaged in the recent accident in Hungerford Tesco car park, would like to express their condolences to the bereaved family of the couple involved in the accident and thank all members of the community for their help in maintaining the CHAIN transport service.
“Volunteer drivers are kindly offering to use their own vehicles.” explains CHAIN Handybus coordinator Ted Angell. “And we would very much like to thank the Tuesday Club for lending us their minibus. These solutions will assist us through the Christmas period.
“We are still waiting to hear about our own replacement vehicle. I have met with the West Berkshire Council (WBC) insurance officer who will handle the insurance claim as the Handybus was a WBC leased vehicle. It is a complicated claim given the nature of the incident but WBC are very hopeful that a replacement vehicle will be provided up and until the time that our new bus (which was due some time ago) arrives later in 2017.
“I am overwhelmed by the generosity, spirit and suggestions of the people and organisations in Hungerford – this includes exploration of how an interim vehicle may be sourced if all else fails.”
“But most importantly, CHAIN would like this opportunity to express our condolences to the bereaved family and our thoughts are with any other people involved in this very sad incident.”
For the Thames Valley Police report of the incident please click here. Witnesses of the incident in the carpark are being asked to come forward.
The Tuesday Club provides care of disabled and elderly people in and around Hungerford with monthly gatherings, regular outings and holiday breaks.