A truck backing out of a construction site hit my car and damaged it badly.
My car was parked out side my house in a parking bay.
I only noticed it a couple of hrs later when I went to take my car to go to Coles.(havent moved my car since finding out)
Called the construction company and confirmed there were only 2 trucks that came to site that day. They have proof for this.
1 truck company was kind enough to send their truck the very next day and confirm their truck did not do the damage as the impact location would have been different.
The 2nd truck company was very evasive and unhelpful and blankly refused to accept their truck could have hit my car. Their driver actually lied and stated there were no cars parked when he was backing out. My car was parked there the whole day.
2 days later that truck visited site again for delivery and the supervisor knocked on my door to come and check. he confirmed it was the same truck from the other day.
We checked and found the paint transfer and marks on the truck.
The supervisor then made the driver to back up the truck and check if the impact matches and it perfectly matched.
The supervisor basically confirmed this truck hit my car and we took it on video too and took photos as proof.
The truck driver refused to accept responsibility and refused to provide his license. He spoke to the truck owner who asked him to not give his license and leave the site.
The police wont take my complaint as there is no video evidence or Witness when the incident happened, but accept the circumstantial evidence is pretty strong.
I have photos from the day showing tire tracks showing the path which matched with where my car was hit.
The supervisor gave me the company name of truck 2 and also the owners name and contact number.
My insurance company advised they will charge me excess as I cannot provide complete details.
The Insurance rep also advised this is a very common thing that the truckies do and never accept responsibility as they know they can get away if there is no video evidence or witnesses.
Has anyone faced anything similar?
The construction site is inside a Semi Private SCHOOL where one section is being upgraded. Not many kids in school due to Covid, but there are a few around everyday. Hardly any traffic management or pedestrian management in place when these big trucks enter and leave site.
My car was in the parking bay because we are currently cleaning out our Garage and disposing some stuff since we had our second baby.
Truck Company Name Oberbauer Transport