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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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Rear-end at 5:20pm on Parkes Way onramp 10 January. Did anyone see?
Jethro 11:58 am 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.

If the number plate is even somewhat close to the real thing the copulators should be able to track down the correct vehicle/plate match.

It’s highly probably that you will just have to grit your teeth and wear this one, if the bimbo who rear-ended you is such a dishonest skank that she would drive off, then getting money out of her (probably)uninsured carcasse will be on a par with getting sensible policies out of Tony Abbott. Good luck to that. years ago i had a bunch of Maoris total my little Mini by not giving way, they admitted it, they told the cops thatey would pay for my car, they even gave me correct contact details. In the end though, despite all positive signs, they never paid a cent and made it obvious they knew that the amount I was claiming was less than the costs of recovery, and that was that.

Ahhh.. yes… the Maoris. It was clearly their being Maori that caused them to not pay for the repairs and it was therefore vitally important that you included this in your post. It would not have done to say “some people hit my car” and I am sure if the people in your story were white you would have written the story to say “some Anglos hit my car.”

Holden Caulfield 11:08 am 11 Jan 11

liability said :

Not the case. Getting your car repaired by your insurance company won’t be an issue. What will be an issue is paying your excess.

Yes, the excess on a policy the OP doesn’t have should be quite tricky to pay. He has already said he only has 3rd party property insurance, hence his eagerness to identify his masked girl.

Either that, or this is a really poor attempt at Being Steve Tucker.

I was also under the impression motorists are required to report any crash to the Police if another vehicle was involved, regardless of injury.

maniac 10:32 am 11 Jan 11

Good luck finding the woman. Given that her car must be pretty banged up and you have given the police the details, it shouldn’t be too hard to find her. There are plenty of dishonest people out there. It was unfortunate that one of them hit you. Make sure you keep in contact with the police to see if they have found anything. Sometimes they get too busy to contact you.

liability 10:23 am 11 Jan 11

Not the case. Getting your car repaired by your insurance company won’t be an issue. What will be an issue is paying your excess. Unless you are able to identify the driver of the other vehicle to the satisfaction of the insurance company you will most likely be up for your excess [normally around $300-$500, although this can vary greatly depending upon your policy, age, etc].

The normal procedure in these cases, where you have provided the rego number of the other vehicle, is that the insurance company will get a rego check done and will write to the other party with the intention of claiming the cost of your repairs from them. Insurance companies will usually make a few efforts to contact the other driver, but as a rule they don’t try too hard, so even if you did get the correct rego number you may well have to pay your own excess.

Rosencrantz said :

Given that you don’t know the other person’s details, the registration number, the make/model of their car or apparently even the colour, I predict a long and painful battle with your insurance company to get any of this paid out. Good luck.

troll-sniffer 10:20 am 11 Jan 11

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.

If the number plate is even somewhat close to the real thing the copulators should be able to track down the correct vehicle/plate match.

It’s highly probably that you will just have to grit your teeth and wear this one, if the bimbo who rear-ended you is such a dishonest skank that she would drive off, then getting money out of her (probably)uninsured carcasse will be on a par with getting sensible policies out of Tony Abbott. Good luck to that. years ago i had a bunch of Maoris total my little Mini by not giving way, they admitted it, they told the cops thatey would pay for my car, they even gave me correct contact details. In the end though, despite all positive signs, they never paid a cent and made it obvious they knew that the amount I was claiming was less than the costs of recovery, and that was that.

Captain RAAF 10:16 am 11 Jan 11

Kale, Kale, Kale, (what kind of name is that btw?)

Silly girl/boy, anyway, if I was you, i’d lay in wait at the same spot and wait for her to come past and record her cars details, then report it to the insurance company and tell them ‘it just popped into my head, I’m sure it’s correct this time’.

If you think she lived nearby, cruise the streets and look for the car in question

Rosencrantz 10:01 am 11 Jan 11

Given that you don’t know the other person’s details, the registration number, the make/model of their car or apparently even the colour, I predict a long and painful battle with your insurance company to get any of this paid out. Good luck.

Rosencrantz 9:57 am 11 Jan 11

I doubt your insurance company is going to be too impressed that you don’t know the registration number of the car that hit you, the make and model, or indeed apparently even what colour it was.

Be prepared for a long and involved battle to have your claim paid…

KaleInCanberra 9:50 am 11 Jan 11

Cheers, Enrique. Now you mention it, I think you’re right about the silver. Yeah, I’ve made the police report, and all that, but since I’m not 100% certain on the plate, I thought I’d check to see if anyone else saw anything more useful. As for insurance, I’ve only got 3rd party, so I really hope I got that plate right!

Tooks 9:45 am 11 Jan 11

You can do crash reports online now (just in case you haven’t already).

Brianna 9:32 am 11 Jan 11

What a bitch. Sorry Kale, I won’t say you’re stupid, just naive. Make sure you report it to the police ASAP so that your insurance company can do the repairs.

niftydog 9:28 am 11 Jan 11

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.

watto23 8:56 am 11 Jan 11

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.

enrique 8:53 am 11 Jan 11

Hi Kale,

I was about 5 cars behind you (I arrived after the event) and saw you and the other lady you are talking about standing on the road together.

I thought something was a bit amiss when I saw her drive off and you pulled onto the side of the road. It looked like the rear section of your car was pretty smashed/cracked in.

Unfortunately I didn’t see her numberplate as I was too far back and there were a few other cars in the way. You say her car was white, but I think I recall it being silver? Sorry I’m not much more help than that.

Best of luck.

Institute 8:37 am 11 Jan 11

I think this is the type of thing the police specialise in. Just report it to them.
Good luck.

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