Yesterday afternoon (08.04.2013) at around 2:30pm, I was t-boned driving home from work along Barry drive by what I now know was a stolen car on the intersection of Boldrewood street.
After pulling over to the median strip, assuming said car would also pull over, the driver swerved out and sped up along Barry drive and took a left down Clunies Ross street. Not a single person stopped to check on the car that was just hit directly on the driver’s side door by someone who fled the scene.
Not one of the multiple cars behind, in front of, next to me or on the other side of the road checked to see if I was alright or whether or not I was even still alive. Obviously I am, but not a single person pulled over to check, or, more importantly at this point, to offer themselves as a witness to the very obvious crime just committed in front of them.
I was struck by a stolen car driven by somene who fled the scene, and am now in the process of getting nothing from my insurance company, I will have an incredibly hard time getting anything out of anyone unless this man is caught, and if just one person had stopped to provide a witness account of what had just happened, I would be in an infitely better position than I currently am.
So please, anybody that was on Barry drive and saw a small blue Hyundai i30 hit by a stolen black Lexus, come forward and help me at the very least get my car fixed. I’m a student working in a supermarket, and I can’t afford to pay for it out of pocket, so please come forward. Leave me a comment, send me a private message with your email or phone number, any way to get in touch with you and help get this sorted would be incredibly useful.
To anybody that reads this, next time you see an accident – minor or major – pull over. Check on the driver, offer a witness statement, call the police and report it to them. Don’t just drive on, or slow down and gawk.
Pull over and offer help in any way you can. I sat and waited in my car, by myself, on the side of the road for almost 30 minutes before another person came and asked if I was okay, and that was only because I had called the police and someone was sent to check on me.
I don’t expect miracles, I don’t expect people to do stupid things on busy roads, but there was no reason that someone couldn’t have pulled over into the blocked off lane like I had to. So please, please, have a little care for everybody else on the road. You may be a little late to wherever you’re going, but it would have made a huge difference for me.