Who Is at Fault? Car Accident in QLD with Dashcam Footage
Last edited 01/12/2019 - 13:14 by 1 other user
Last night I had a very minor car accident in Brisbane. A vehicle in front of me pulled to the side to parallel park on the road and I was trying to overtake him.
However, I immediately realized that he was not giving way and only paying attention to his left-hand side, so I stopped but it was too late.
In retrospect I should've waited for him to complete his manoeuvre but I guess I was a little impatient. There was just enough room for me to overtake and I hoped that he would see me. I remember reading similar discussions on OzB, I was under the impression that a reversing vehicle was usually at fault.
The fender on my vehicle got very minor scratches (pics attached). Couldn't really see anything on his because his car was dark. Also, he didn't seem to care about his vehicle much.
It was such a pain in the a** to get him (a rideshare driver) to produce his driver's licence as he kept saying "Why you come for me, why do you do that? Why you come for me?" insisting that I was at fault and demanding to see my license but not showing me his, etc. On top of that he refused to give me his phone number and insurance details. When I said I was going to call the police, he said he would go to them the following day. I was on my way to pick up my partner so decided to report to the police the next day as well since I already got his license. Besides I couldn't stand listening to him anymore; I didn't understand most of what he was saying.
I have a comprehensive car insurance and assume he does too since he's a rideshare driver.