Dawn is helped out of a tight squeeze

PUBLISHED: 09:33 28 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:17 06 May 2010

Dawn with her car

Dawn with her car

A MOTHER has praised railway staff and commuters after they tried to rescue her from a tight spot. Dawn-Louise Kerr, of Jubilee Close, Henlow, said she was given a hand by staff and commuters at Hitchin railway station after she was blocked in at the stat

A MOTHER has praised railway staff and commuters after they tried to rescue her from a tight spot.

Dawn-Louise Kerr, of Jubilee Close, Henlow, said she was given a hand by staff and commuters at Hitchin railway station after she was blocked in at the station's car park by two other drivers.

Although it left her unable to pick up her young son from nursery, Mrs Kerr, 29, was lucky enough to get hold of a relative who managed to do it for her.

Mrs Kerr said: "I dropped my little boy off at the nursery like usual and parked my car at Hitchin railway station.

"I arrived there around 10am so the car park was almost full but I managed to get one of the last remaining spaces at the far end of the car park.

"When I returned to my car at 5.30pm on a very cold and frosty evening, I found two cars blocking me. Both cars had parked within an inch of both my bumpers, one at the front and one at the back.

"When you are in trouble, people can surprise you; one passing lady offered to give me a lift home if I needed it, however like most people these days you need your car for work the next day.

"Instead she agreed to stop at the station on her way out and ask one of the railway staff to see if they could come and help me, which they did.

"A very nice elderly gentleman came down to see me. He looked at the cars and knew there was no way of getting my car out without damaging either of the cars that were blocking me in - or my own."

Mrs Kerr then called National Car Parks, the car park owners, but there was nothing they could do. She also called the police, who took the vehicle's registration numbers but couldn't get hold of the owners.

Mrs Kerr said: "The kind gentleman from the station rallied his other male colleagues. "They come to the car, assessed the situation and decided that the only way to get me on my way was to bump my car out of the way.

"This needed more muscle, so other male passengers were asked to help and they willingly obliged."

While there was a crowd around the car, the two drivers turned up and drove off.

"Neither one said sorry or even wanted to stop.

"I hope they read this article and feel ashamed, so much so that they will think twice about blocking anyone else in and also remember the word 'sorry' and how to use it.

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