Bizarre Manuka carpark prang

Vegeterranean 9 August 2011 22
manuka car crash

I joined a group of stunned onlookers at the scene of this three-car accident in the carpark under Coles Manuka just after 5pm yesterday.

It looked as though a third car had bumped the car on the right into the one on the left, then driven off.

Hopefully security camera footage will help the poor car owners.


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creative_canberran creative_canberran 6:49 pm 10 Aug 11

Saw a similar one happen on Childers St the other day. Middle age woman in a Subaru reverse parallel parking. She turned too early and went too fast, imploded the side of her car on a ute which, thanks to the flat tray, wasn’t damaged at all. She didn’t appreciate the audience who heard the crunch and then watched as she tried to park it again.

tidalik tidalik 5:35 pm 10 Aug 11

They were probably trying to avoid an idiot cyclist.

astrojax astrojax 3:27 pm 10 Aug 11

i blame reptoids – they were clearly the third, no longer here, third vehicle…

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 8:41 am 10 Aug 11

It’s that damn ice from the NCA!

brento brento 8:13 pm 09 Aug 11

Rear right quarter panel appears to be mashed in and there looks to be witness marks on the concrete next to the rear right wheel where it’s slid sideways.

00davist 00davist 5:28 pm 09 Aug 11

No chance anyone got more pic’s of this??

Its a little tricky to see whats going on here!

lumpy lumpy 5:00 pm 09 Aug 11

Handbrake off, wheels not straight? Hard to judge from a photo though.

CHW CHW 4:30 pm 09 Aug 11

Psh – I can manage to park a Ford Forte stationwagon (with seating installed in the back) in that carpark without too much angst…

But I admit to being somewhat boggled at the pug/Mazda interface…

John Moulis John Moulis 4:26 pm 09 Aug 11

damien haas said :

It is a shockingly poorly designed carpark. Im not excusing individual actions, but the engineering in that carpark is a disgrace. Unless you drive a smart car, its difficult to maneuvre in and out of the too small car spaces.

They make the spaces so narrow in order to squeeze more cars in and thus make more money from parking fees.

damien haas damien haas 2:55 pm 09 Aug 11

It is a shockingly poorly designed carpark. Im not excusing individual actions, but the engineering in that carpark is a disgrace. Unless you drive a smart car, its difficult to maneuvre in and out of the too small car spaces.

EvanJames EvanJames 1:29 pm 09 Aug 11

The driver’s side of the pug looks pushed in to me? It should be bulging out, not in.

Primal Primal 1:27 pm 09 Aug 11

Peugeot’s front wheels are on a very odd angle too…considering where it might have been parked (or being parked…)

screaming banshee screaming banshee 12:32 pm 09 Aug 11

The angle of the pic makes it hard to see but I cant see any damage to the driver’s side of the pug

qbngeek qbngeek 12:28 pm 09 Aug 11

If it was caused by a third car, the visible side of the Pug would be smashed to pieces. Those Pugs ding so easily its not funny, so I can’t see a third car managing to push it that far without the car being written off.

girliesmummy girliesmummy 12:24 pm 09 Aug 11

I used to park there but returned to my car one day to find it had some unexplained scraping down one side…. do they have cameras in that carpark?

Classified Classified 11:27 am 09 Aug 11

Looks like the pug owner has rammed the mazda whilst reversing.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:22 am 09 Aug 11

Whoever did it must have really rammed the peugeot hard, as they are reasonably heavy. Imagine getting back to your car and finding that.

I tend to park around the corner in Captain Cook Crescent, I see too much stupidity in that underground carpark.

Reprobate Reprobate 11:14 am 09 Aug 11

That is sooooooooo Canberra.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 11:05 am 09 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

5 yearly driving tests will help

Amen.

I encounter motorists most days who still don’t understand the give-way rules at intersections.

The Frots The Frots 10:47 am 09 Aug 11

They should leave the cars and call it ‘art’………………similar to that GDE ‘Industrial Accident’ near Barton Highway.

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