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Car set alight in Kambah – Why?

By niceplacetolive - 6 September 2011 32

burned out car

My car was burnt last night in a senseless act of vandalism.

 I brought the car for my daughter, who was involved in a serious hit and run accident 4 years ago, so that she could attend doctors appointments and rehabilitation and have some sense of independence.

After the accident, and very lengthy hospital stay she had to learn to walk again which was by no means easy.    Also burnt in the car was her entire medical history including x-rays, scans, ultrasounds and medical reports as she had attended another doctors appointment yesterday. These things cannot be replaced and are needed for her ongoing treatment. 

 To the vandals who did this awful unforgiveable thing, I hope that justice finds you.

Her husband lost his job on Friday due to the economic downturn, he’s looking desperately for another job and they cannot afford another car and neither can I. She is now effectively trapped in her home, as she can only walk very limited distances.  If anyone has an economical small car available please let me know.

 Why would someone do something so horrible?

What’s Your opinion?


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niceplacetolive 9:03 am 14 Sep 11

Many thanks to the very kind people who offered support (including offering vehicles) on the forum.

To those questioning the insurance, the car had been insured up until last month, and did have current third party property damage insurance. We simply could no longer afford to insure it due to changed financial circumstances.

You do not always know when your circumstances will change. There but for the grace ….. go you or I

The Antichrist 10:39 pm 06 Sep 11

KB1971 said :

What has happend to the OP was …….. probably a result of the weather warming up.

of course ! Global warming, is there anything it doesn’t cause ?

screaming banshee 8:31 pm 06 Sep 11

Buckaroo_Banzai said :

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I think the policy would be more clearly written if it read “Theft; Fire; and third party”.

“Third party theft” makes no sense. *My* insurance will cover *you* if *your* car gets stolen?

The good old Oxford comma sorts that one out……Third party, fire, and theft.

Buckaroo_Banzai 4:56 pm 06 Sep 11

busgirl said :

Henry82 said :

Roadrage77 said :

Henry82 said :

why don’t you have 3rd party F&T?

How would that have helped?

Last time i checked, 3rd party fire and thieft covered damage to your car through fire and/or thieft.

I think 3rd party only covers the damage you cause to a 3rd party. Any damage to your own car is not covered. You’d need comprehansive to cover your own car. I have been known to be wrong at times though.

I think the policy would be more clearly written if it read “Theft; Fire; and third party”.

“Third party theft” makes no sense. *My* insurance will cover *you* if *your* car gets stolen?

john87_no1 3:39 pm 06 Sep 11

Henry82 said :

john87_no1 said :

Obviously they dont have F&T

That’s why is asked “why don’t you have” rather than “Do you have..”.

It may sound silly, but imo unless you’re willing to absorb the cost of the loss yourself, then insurance should be factored in to any purchase (as well as rego, maintenance, and petrol).

I agree with you! However sometimes people find themselves in difficult situations like the above. Which is when the kind hearted and upstanding members of this great Territory help each other. i hope. lol

Deref 1:51 pm 06 Sep 11

That sux severely, niceplacetolive. I hope they catch the scum who did it.

Henry82 1:51 pm 06 Sep 11

john87_no1 said :

Obviously they dont have F&T

That’s why is asked “why don’t you have” rather than “Do you have..”.

It may sound silly, but imo unless you’re willing to absorb the cost of the loss yourself, then insurance should be factored in to any purchase (as well as rego, maintenance, and petrol).

KaptnKaos 1:36 pm 06 Sep 11

Why? Why aren’t there more police patrolling our suburbs? Why isn’t there a better/tougher justice system in the ACT?

Bet that if a speed camera was there, it wouldn’t have happened.

Calamity 1:36 pm 06 Sep 11

john87_no1 said :

Henry82 said :

why don’t you have 3rd party F&T?

Have some compassion.

Obviously they dont have F&T – so dont be an unhelpful prick.

+1
with the addition of ‘nobody likes a smart arse’

arescarti42 1:25 pm 06 Sep 11

matt31221 said :

arescarti42 said :

“Why would someone do something so horrible?”

Because people are scum.

Speak for yourself. Not everyone hides behind a false gross generalisation to justify their own shortcomings and bad deeds.

Gross generalisation? Sure, not all people are scum. False? My personal experience living in a society is that in general people are in fact scum.

Henry82 1:18 pm 06 Sep 11

busgirl said :

I have been known to be wrong at times though.

http://www.nrma.com.au/car-insurance/third-party-fire-theft/features-benefits.shtml#ftat

arb 1:17 pm 06 Sep 11

busgirl said :

Henry82 said :

Roadrage77 said :

Henry82 said :

why don’t you have 3rd party F&T?

How would that have helped?

Last time i checked, 3rd party fire and thieft covered damage to your car through fire and/or thieft.

I think 3rd party only covers the damage you cause to a 3rd party. Any damage to your own car is not covered. You’d need comprehansive to cover your own car. I have been known to be wrong at times though.

Incorrect – http://www.nrma.com.au/car-insurance/third-party-fire-theft/index.shtml

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