Today after work, I stopped in a small corner shopping centre near my home. It was pretty busy, cars going in and out. I had gone back to my car after leaving one of the shops, and while I was preparing to reverse out of my car park, I watched the following…
Car A was waiting for a break in traffic to leave the shopping centre driveway and turn right, and then Car B came down the road from her right and entered the driveway. This was where it got weird.
Car B stopped a few metres after entering the driveway and her passenger got out. No matter that cars behind her were also trying to enter! Then Car B put her car in reverse, and started backing out of the driveway she had just entered. She started reversing at an angle, and I thought, ummm, is she going to stop? She lurched forward a bit, and then put it in reverse again, and reversed back at speed. She hit the rear of Car A who was still waiting to exit. I saw the collision, and that Car A got shunted forward a few metres.
Car A got out of her car to look at the damage, and Car B was a young girl who didn't speak much English. She had red P Plates (this is Qld).
She drove a few metres in again, and I had gotten out of my car. I said that she needed to stop and talk to Car A, and she was saying she didn't do anything, she didn't crash, she had to leave etc. Meanwhile the passenger of Car B came out of the shop to join her. He was very aggressive, demanding he call the police, despite me trying to say it was very unlikely they were going to come out for a car park bump. I won't bore you with his diatribe, except to say he accused us (myself and the driver, who was a middle aged Taiwanese lady) of racism, of lying… he was really ranting.
Car A has a sizeable dent and loss of paint on her rear bumper, and Car B has white paint scrapes on the rear bumper of her blue car.
I gave my details as a witness to Car A, who is comprehensively insured. Car B passenger, while abusing us, said he had MY rego (well obviously, seeing as I was sitting in it!), he was going to find out where I live and that he would "hunt me down and my family had better watch out".
Is this for real? Can you look up someone's details from the registration?
Sorry this is so long!
TLDR: Witness in car bingle. Can offender discover witness name and address details?