£150k school claim over trip

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - ® by KARL GRAFTON

A SCHOOL is be­ing sued for up to £150,000 by a woman who broke her wrist when she tripped over a kerb in its car park.

Amanda Gar­rood, who had been at­tend­ing an evening class, fell as she re­turned to her car in the dark­ness.

She be­lieves that a car must have been parked over a raised kerb when she drove into the car park, so she was un­able to see it.

Now Ms Gar­rood is tak­ing St Mary’s Church of Eng­land Ju­nior School Academy Trust in Long Strat­ton, Nor­folk, to the High Court over the ac­ci­dent.

Ms Gar­rood, of Long Strat­ton, says the trust failed to warn her of the raised sec­tions or stop her walk­ing on them.

She also says the trust failed to light the car park ad­e­quately, failed to stop other cars from park­ing on the raised sec­tions, and al­lowed her to walk in an un­safe area.

The school de­clined to com­ment.

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