A Broughty Ferry business owner has claimed Dundee City Council was more concerned about an elderly woman’s parking ticket than her health after she slipped and fell on ice in a council car park.
Pauline Davidson and her staff at the Ferry’s Partners Hair & Beauty Salon say they have seen “dozens” of people fall and suffer injuries on ungritted sections of the car park in Queen Street through the years.
In the latest incident, she went to the aid of a lady who had fallen and hit her head in the car park.
The woman also suffered a broken wrist and was left “very upset”.
She said her staff are on the phone every winter to warn the council that sections of the car park are covered in ice.
After initially claiming Tayside Contracts were responsible for the car park in question, the council said it would investigate the accident — after Tayside Contracts denied responsibility.
Pauline added: “When we phoned the council to tell them, all they said was that she’s only got 24 hours on her car.
“They were only interested in her car and the lady is away to hospital.”
Pauline says more has to be done to protect elderly people from falling.
With temperatures dipping, the business owner is urging the council to ensure busy walkways are well gritted.