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Rear-end at 5:20pm on Parkes Way onramp 10 January. Did anyone see?

By KaleInCanberra 11 January 2011 33

Dear people of the RiotACT,

Sorry to bother you all, but I’m trying to find the person who rear-ended me this evening on the onramp to Parkes Way East under the Commonwealth Ave bridge.

It would have been arouind 5:20pm. Driver was female, brunette, early to mid-twenties. Can’t say much about the car except that I’m pretty sure the number plate was YBJ 87L and I think it was white. It all happened too fast to see much else.

We were holding up rush-hour traffic on the ramp in a pretty serious way and I agreed to follow my unknown partner in destruction to her house, allegedly just a short distance away, so as to be able to exchange details in full without keeping too many commuters waiting. Instead of passing me to lead the way, she disappeared in traffic. I waited close to the crash for some time, but she did not return.

Do I sound like a pretty stupid person to you? Me too. I can only offer, as my defense, that I was too confused and busy checking that I still had all my bits to apply the appropriate amount of suspicion and street-smarts at the time.

Anyway, if you saw the accident and you know more, or if you happen to know a girl whose front bumper is mysteriously f*cked up, please get in touch with me on 0430 543 547. I’m not after blood, just want to get everything properly sorted out.

Thanks all,

Kale

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andre88 11:40 am 12 Jan 11

Hey Kale,

I was in the police station when you reported it. I hope you find the girl that rear ended you. I would ohnestly take the advice of the person on here that said you should wait on the side of the road around the same time one night this week and see if you drives past, she probably takes the same route home every night. Best of luck if I see or here anything I will let you know.

Regards,
Andre

KB1971 9:31 am 12 Jan 11

Jethro said :

georgesgenitals said :

Jethro said :

Because, by identifying them as Maoris, there is an implicit assumption that their being Maori was the causal factor that led to them not paying for the damages. That would be called racism.

Yes, but isn’t that your assumption? Does that make you the racist?

I read the thread above and didn’t think that their being Maori was a causal factor.

If the people in the car were white, would race have been mentioned? Of course not. No one says, “A bunch of whiteys crashed into me.”
The Maori element was brought up for no other reason than to suggest that the Maoriness (that’s not a word, I’m sure) was part of the reason the event happened.

FFS does it really matter?

Are so sensiteve the political correctness shoved down our throats by the media every day?

Going by your reasoning anybody who didn’t think anything of describing the race of people in that post must be racist or if you are victim of crime and use race in the description of the person you are racist.

Maybe we should all chip in so you can go to Fyswick & lighten the load………..

Thoroughly Smashed 8:53 am 12 Jan 11

facet said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Captain RAAF said :

A fact is a fact, they were Maori’s, who cares if it’s relevant or not, they were Maori’s!

What belonged to Maori?

Will no-one rid me of the these troublesome apostrophe vigilantes.

http://www.killtheapostrophe.com/

Banning the apostrophe because it’s misunderstood is like banning cars because people speed. And then what, I’d have to meaningfully contribute rather than just poke fun at its misuse? Pfft.

facet 8:05 am 12 Jan 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Captain RAAF said :

A fact is a fact, they were Maori’s, who cares if it’s relevant or not, they were Maori’s!

What belonged to Maori?

Will no-one rid me of the these troublesome apostrophe vigilantes.

http://www.killtheapostrophe.com/

Ceej1973 7:08 am 12 Jan 11

princelesspuppy said :

I hate to say it but I don’t hold much hope for you getting any assistance from your insurance company. A similar thing happened to me about 3 years ago where I was side-swiped by a ute that proceeded to speed away. I chased after them (without speeding) and managed to corner them in a culdersac to get their rego plates before they drove over the gutter and away. I went straight to the police station to report it. The police say they attended the address where the vehicle was registered and were informed (coincedentally) that the vehicle had been stolen, despite not having been reported stolen and the fact that the accident happened in the area of where the vehicle was registered.

The insurance company would not do anything as they claim I could not prove who the driver was even though I had the number plates. I ended up having to pay $2000 excess (I was under 21) and swiftly changed insurance companies after that.

I hope you get a better outcome than I did!!

Actually, when I was rammed from behind and I reported it to the Police, they were 100% addiment(?) and correct in telling me that if you are a victim of crime, you will not lose your no claim bonus or have to pay the excess. They also said that it is common for Insurance companies to try and pull that sort of line which you have stated, and that if I had any issues with my insurance company trying it on with me that I should refer them to the Police and they will back off quick smart. In the end I didnt pay a cent or lose my ncb. Sounds like you have been ripped off.

buzz819 6:42 am 12 Jan 11

dvaey said :

niftydog said :

Just report it to police and make your insurance claim; Let them deal with chasing the offender. You’ll get your car fixed and you can just move on.

Spoken like someone who has never tried to recover details of ‘the other driver’ after an accident. Happened to me once, and it took weeks of runarounds from the police who couldnt disclose the details due to privacy (but could provide me with a censored copy of the accident report, minus the others details). Eventually the only way the situation was resolved, was with a letter written to AFP’s CPO, NRMA, CT and TAMS (yay for alphabet soup). This was even with 2 independant witnesses who had provided written statements.

Jethro said :

If the people in the car were white, would race have been mentioned? Of course not. No one says, “A bunch of whiteys crashed into me.”

It depends, in a police or media report it would be ‘caucasian’ not ‘whiteys’, or have you never heard police refer to ‘caucasians’ before?

Why didn’t you, or your insurance company file a freedom of information request, which would have give you all the details?

dvaey 10:39 pm 11 Jan 11

niftydog said :

Just report it to police and make your insurance claim; Let them deal with chasing the offender. You’ll get your car fixed and you can just move on.

Spoken like someone who has never tried to recover details of ‘the other driver’ after an accident. Happened to me once, and it took weeks of runarounds from the police who couldnt disclose the details due to privacy (but could provide me with a censored copy of the accident report, minus the others details). Eventually the only way the situation was resolved, was with a letter written to AFP’s CPO, NRMA, CT and TAMS (yay for alphabet soup). This was even with 2 independant witnesses who had provided written statements.

Jethro said :

If the people in the car were white, would race have been mentioned? Of course not. No one says, “A bunch of whiteys crashed into me.”

It depends, in a police or media report it would be ‘caucasian’ not ‘whiteys’, or have you never heard police refer to ‘caucasians’ before?

princelesspuppy 9:58 pm 11 Jan 11

I hate to say it but I don’t hold much hope for you getting any assistance from your insurance company. A similar thing happened to me about 3 years ago where I was side-swiped by a ute that proceeded to speed away. I chased after them (without speeding) and managed to corner them in a culdersac to get their rego plates before they drove over the gutter and away. I went straight to the police station to report it. The police say they attended the address where the vehicle was registered and were informed (coincedentally) that the vehicle had been stolen, despite not having been reported stolen and the fact that the accident happened in the area of where the vehicle was registered.

The insurance company would not do anything as they claim I could not prove who the driver was even though I had the number plates. I ended up having to pay $2000 excess (I was under 21) and swiftly changed insurance companies after that.

I hope you get a better outcome than I did!!

Jethro 9:28 pm 11 Jan 11

georgesgenitals said :

Jethro said :

Because, by identifying them as Maoris, there is an implicit assumption that their being Maori was the causal factor that led to them not paying for the damages. That would be called racism.

Yes, but isn’t that your assumption? Does that make you the racist?

I read the thread above and didn’t think that their being Maori was a causal factor.

If the people in the car were white, would race have been mentioned? Of course not. No one says, “A bunch of whiteys crashed into me.”
The Maori element was brought up for no other reason than to suggest that the Maoriness (that’s not a word, I’m sure) was part of the reason the event happened.

liability 6:51 pm 11 Jan 11

Okay, missed the bit about you only having 3rd party insurance. You will need to be proactive yourself if there is no insurer to help you.

Not sure if this is the case in the ACT but in NSW, at least a few years ago when I was last involved in that sort of thing, you can go to a motor registry and tell them that you were involved in an accident and want to obtain the details of the registered owner of the other vehicle.

The system in NSW was that you would have to produce identification [drivers licence], fill out a form and pay a fee. The person who’s details you will be getting will also be notified by mail by the motor registry about your enquiry and will be provided with your name and address [this is presumably to stop stalkers, etc]. Not sure if the ACT has a similar system in place, but I suspect it does, as this is how the insurance companies usually go about getting that information.

Once you have the details of the other driver [assuming you got the rego number right] you can start chasing her for the cost of repairing your vehicle.

JC 6:30 pm 11 Jan 11

troll-sniffer said :

watto23 said :

I assume you have reported the incident to the police. Its an offence not to, plus if you report the details your insurance company will probably fix your car without costing you money.

As far as I know if there are no injuries in a prang there’s no requirement to report it, other than what your insurance company requires.

Think you will find that if there are no injuries then police do not need to attend the scene of the accident, however all accidents need to be reported to the coppers withing a day or so.

Ozi 4:14 pm 11 Jan 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

What belonged to Maori?

I see what you did there. A grammar joke, making fun of Captain RAAF’s machine-gun approach to punctuation.

Every crash has to be reported. Do it online to save time at http://www.canberraconnect.act.gov.au/Services/a/australian-federal-police-crash-report which also confirms that you must, by law, report a crash.

georgesgenitals 3:35 pm 11 Jan 11

Jethro said :

Because, by identifying them as Maoris, there is an implicit assumption that their being Maori was the causal factor that led to them not paying for the damages. That would be called racism.

Yes, but isn’t that your assumption? Does that make you the racist?

I read the thread above and didn’t think that their being Maori was a causal factor.

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