Drunk Driver Hit Our Trailer Parked on The Side of The Road
Last edited 04/12/2017 - 18:34
On Thu 30 Nov 17 at approximately 2305h I was sitting on the loo when I heard an almighty bang outside. I ran outside and saw my family's trailer turned almost 180 degrees and fragments from a Hyundai Accent littering the roadway. Upon walking further up my street, I saw a (allegedly) drunk Korean national in a damaged car. Long story short, the scumbag admitted to texting behind the wheel and despite his attempts to pay me off on the spot, the police were called and he was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis after a preliminary breath test. The car was removed from my street between the hours of 1600-1910h the next day, however Europcar did not remove the debris on the road.
- trailer is a POS and is uninsured. When it is attached to any of my family's vehicles, it is covered as all our cars are comprehensively insured.
- trailer was roadworthy prior to this incident
- Europcar don't want to play ball and aren't interested in helping me recover any money
- the Korean national claimed he had PR to my neighbour when he begged me to not call the police, and his boss lives in a Sydney suburb approximately 20 minutes away from me. However, on his NSW drivers licence, he has not supplied proof of permanent residency. His English was pretty poor and he only arrived in Australia the day before the incident, and was due to leave the country sometime in the next week
- it is more than likely the scumbag blew a mid-range reading down at the station and will have to face Burwood local court at some point
How do I go about ensuring I can recover costs when the Korean national is a flight risk? How can I cause him maximum financial pain if he does not play nice? Is there any way to charge the clean up costs back to Europcar, as they have not been helpful at all?
Pics here: https://imgur.com/a/rzjaX