Woman blasts ‘surgeon’ who parked his supercar in disabled bay

Disabled mother and daughter are stunned to find last reserved hospital space is taken by surgeon ‘to give him extra room for flip-up doors’ on his £112,000 BMW supercar

  • Anita Harvey had taken her mother to hospital in Norton, Stockton on Tees
  • She saw a ‘surgeon’ park his BMWi8 supercar in the last disabled bay
  • Mrs Harvey claims he told her he needed to park there because of his doors
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A motorist blasted a ‘surgeon’ who parked his car in a disabled bay bay because he claimed he needed more space for the gull-wing doors on his £112,000 supercar.

Anita Harvey had taken her mother for treatment at the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital in Norton, Stockton on Tees, when she saw the man park his BMWi8 in the last free space.

Ms Harvey, who is disabled like her mother, said she asked him if he was disabled when he climbed out of his car, but said she was gobsmacked by his response.

An image taken by Anita Harvey of the BMWi8 parked in the disabled space

The BMWi8, which was parked in the disabled bay at the hospital 

She said: ‘He apparently has to park in disabled bays because his car doors open in a different way so he needs more room.’

Ms Harvey said she went inside the hospital to speak to a receptionist who told her that he worked there.

Anita Harvey, who says she was ‘gobsmacked; when the man told her why he was parking in the disabled bay

She said: ‘I thought she would at the very least apologise on his behalf but, to my disgust, she told me that there was more disabled parking bays further away from the entrance.

‘I could not believe that she was defending him and actually commented that he parks there all the time, as if it was fine.’

Ms Harvey, who lives in Billingham, Stockton on Tees, said she found it particularly offensive as both she and her mum are disabled. 

Her disability was caused by nerve damage during an unsuccessful lumbar fusion.

‘I am constantly glared at by people especially pensioners when I park in the disabled bays.

‘It was only last week that I was verbally abused by a man in Tesco who looked me up and down, laughed at me and said I wasn’t disabled.

‘I was furious, then to have this happen was the final straw.’ 

She took to social media to vent her anger and posted a photo of the vehicle. 

The incident happened when Ms Harvey took her mother for treatment at the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital (pictured) in Norton, Stockton on Tees

A spokeswoman for Nuffield Health said: ‘We sincerely apologise to this person for this experience and would encourage her to get in touch with us. 

‘We will also be reminding all those who work for us and with us of the importance of respecting the rights of disabled individuals and keeping these bays free for their use.’

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