Tradie Hit Parked Car - What Can Be Done?
Last edited 11/10/2018 - 21:40 by 1 other user
Here's the scenario.
Came home to see housemate's street-parked car with a busted rear tail light (Red light plastic on the road) and a dent into the boot. Someone must have reversed into the car then left. No note left behind. Have Comprehensive insurance.
Apartment complex has security footage that reveals it was a tradie who reversed too fast unfortunately the angle does not show all the way to the parked car so it is speculation. Basically you see the ute turn in, reverse out fast and sharply then coming to a jerky stop, then driving off to find parking on the other side of the street. Cam footage is not clear enough to see the plate but it gets a good idea of the ute's design and what was in the rear tray.
Tradie must not have known because he tried parking along the street elsewhere in the footage. I found his ute down the street and can see very minor signs of damage on his rear. It is not immediately obvious as it's a metal tray but the height and angle match up to the damage on the parked car. Left a note with my contact details. The ute does have some company emblem and contact details. The company has 2 Google reviews.
Someone living in the area has also left a note saying they saw what happened - To be followed up
What can we do?
Picture of damage to car for reference
Picture of ute corner that hit
Picture of street angle to go with video
Picture of driveway from outside angle
Video of the hit Occurs after he reverses out of the apartment driveway.
Person who left us the note and witnessed it has confirmed it's the ute and also tracked them down the road where they parked.