Was it you who drove into car?

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A MOTORIST is appealing for the driver who skidded into her parked car during the snow last week to come forward.

Emily Edwards, 23, was getting ready for work at her home in Haydon End on Friday, January 25, when a man driving a dark coloured people carrier or 4x4 smashed into the passenger door of her Toyota Yaris.

Emily, who is saving money for her wedding later this year, is appealing for the driver to come forward.

“I was drying my hair when I heard a bang outside. It was about 8.15am. I looked out the window and saw a people carrier or 4x4 and a guy getting out. He looked at the cars and the damage,” said Emily.

“I got my coat on and ran downstairs but by the time I got there he had driven off. You could see the car tracks around the corner where they had gone from one side of the road to the other.

“I have looked out for the car since but I haven’t seen it yet.”

The incident has caused about £1,500 worth of damage to Emily’s 2011 Toyota Yaris, which Emily bought for £13,000.

“It was gutting when I saw it. I think the other car will have been damaged too. My passenger door is entirely crumpled, all the way from the bottom to the top, and the wheel arch is crumpled too,” she said.

“I imagine the other car must have fairly significant damage too.

“Where we live is a road only local residents would drive through. It’s not a main road so I imagine they live locally,” she said.

Emily, who uses her car every day to get from Maybold Crescent to Marlborough, said the man was in his 30s and had dark hair.

She is hoping other people may have witnessed the incident.

She has contacted police and her insurance company.

“I don’t normally leave my car there. We have got a drive but I left it on the side of the road so it would be easy for me to go to work in the morning,” she said.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman confirmed they were investigating.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, to get in touch with Emily about the incident call Adver reporter Emma Dunn on 01793 501797.

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7:05pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Plenty of scumbags cause damage like the above. Goes on in car parks all the time and wing mirrors get smashed off regularly too. When people have insurance there is no excuse. I even had some cretin crash into me then get a mate to lie and say he was a witness to try to get off liability. So many complete arses on the roads.
Plenty of scumbags cause damage like the above. Goes on in car parks all the time and wing mirrors get smashed off regularly too. When people have insurance there is no excuse. I even had some cretin crash into me then get a mate to lie and say he was a witness to try to get off liability. So many complete arses on the roads. Davey Gravey
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7:17pm Sun 27 Jan 13

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Davey is spot, there are many scumbags around who do this type of thing.

We've been the victim of a few hit and runs over the years luckily only minor damage each time.

If the statistics are to be believed there are a lot of drivers out there without insurance.

Further more due to the ambulance chasing culture that has come about, insurance premiums increase significantly even after minor claims.
Davey is spot, there are many scumbags around who do this type of thing. We've been the victim of a few hit and runs over the years luckily only minor damage each time. If the statistics are to be believed there are a lot of drivers out there without insurance. Further more due to the ambulance chasing culture that has come about, insurance premiums increase significantly even after minor claims. LordAshOfTheBrake
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9:02pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Phantom Poster says...

timt1964 wrote:
"saving for her wedding" but can buy a £13000 car!? seriously though this is typical of people today,they were probably not insured,polish or both.the snow is always proof of how rubbish the driving is in the uk.
Maybe she wasn't planning to get married when she bought the car!
[quote][p][bold]timt1964[/bold] wrote: "saving for her wedding" but can buy a £13000 car!? seriously though this is typical of people today,they were probably not insured,polish or both.the snow is always proof of how rubbish the driving is in the uk.[/p][/quote]Maybe she wasn't planning to get married when she bought the car! Phantom Poster
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12:19pm Mon 28 Jan 13

greenpacer says...

Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!!
Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!! greenpacer
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12:42pm Mon 28 Jan 13

roberto5 says...

£13,000 for a Yaris, are you crazy?!
£13,000 for a Yaris, are you crazy?! roberto5
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1:58pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Davey Gravey says...

Some nasty individuals above who are clearly perfect. Hope your cars get damaged
Some nasty individuals above who are clearly perfect. Hope your cars get damaged Davey Gravey
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4:14pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Amberflame says...

greenpacer wrote:
Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!!
What has this got to do with leaving the scene of an accident.
He crashed into her car and drove off. That is a criminal offence. Parking curbside isn't.
[quote][p][bold]greenpacer[/bold] wrote: Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!![/p][/quote]What has this got to do with leaving the scene of an accident. He crashed into her car and drove off. That is a criminal offence. Parking curbside isn't. Amberflame
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4:47pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Sir Fawn Maker says...

Amberflame wrote:
greenpacer wrote:
Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!!
What has this got to do with leaving the scene of an accident.
He crashed into her car and drove off. That is a criminal offence. Parking curbside isn't.
May not be illegal but it could cause a heck of a problem with the insurance if she has said on the proposal form it's parked on her drive overnight.

You know how the insurance industry likes to find a reason not to cough up
[quote][p][bold]Amberflame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenpacer[/bold] wrote: Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!![/p][/quote]What has this got to do with leaving the scene of an accident. He crashed into her car and drove off. That is a criminal offence. Parking curbside isn't.[/p][/quote]May not be illegal but it could cause a heck of a problem with the insurance if she has said on the proposal form it's parked on her drive overnight. You know how the insurance industry likes to find a reason not to cough up Sir Fawn Maker
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5:10pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Amberflame says...

Sir Fawn Maker wrote:
Amberflame wrote:
greenpacer wrote:
Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!!
What has this got to do with leaving the scene of an accident.
He crashed into her car and drove off. That is a criminal offence. Parking curbside isn't.
May not be illegal but it could cause a heck of a problem with the insurance if she has said on the proposal form it's parked on her drive overnight.

You know how the insurance industry likes to find a reason not to cough up
I really don't understand what that has to do with this? Always big talk about how people in society do not take responsibility for their actions and this is a prime example. The driver crashed into her car and drove off knowing he had caused damage taking no responsibility and some people are trying to blame the young girl who is the innocent party with comments like "She shouldn't have been parked on the road"
The same people who would be outraged if this had happened to them, it makes me laugh!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Fawn Maker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amberflame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenpacer[/bold] wrote: Come on think , yeh ? Where was the car parked ? In the road very vulnerable and probably in a narrow road too. If she really valued her car so much she should have reversed into her drive ready to depart easily, simple ! The insurance companies ask where you keep your car and that is one of the questions, drive or road. Some people actually use their garages for the car , but not many these days. It's pavements and grass verges where I live !!![/p][/quote]What has this got to do with leaving the scene of an accident. He crashed into her car and drove off. That is a criminal offence. Parking curbside isn't.[/p][/quote]May not be illegal but it could cause a heck of a problem with the insurance if she has said on the proposal form it's parked on her drive overnight. You know how the insurance industry likes to find a reason not to cough up[/p][/quote]I really don't understand what that has to do with this? Always big talk about how people in society do not take responsibility for their actions and this is a prime example. The driver crashed into her car and drove off knowing he had caused damage taking no responsibility and some people are trying to blame the young girl who is the innocent party with comments like "She shouldn't have been parked on the road" The same people who would be outraged if this had happened to them, it makes me laugh! Amberflame
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5:28pm Mon 28 Jan 13

snowdragon says...

Although I do feel for her I do agree with the other comments about parking on the road. If she'd put on the drive it wouldn't of been in harms way in the first place. Living in the area it drives me crazy seeing cars more abandoned than parked where ever they like. I'd hate to see what happens if an ambulance or fire engine ever needs to get through in some cases! If you have a drive, use it! You've paid for it!
Although I do feel for her I do agree with the other comments about parking on the road. If she'd put on the drive it wouldn't of been in harms way in the first place. Living in the area it drives me crazy seeing cars more abandoned than parked where ever they like. I'd hate to see what happens if an ambulance or fire engine ever needs to get through in some cases! If you have a drive, use it! You've paid for it! snowdragon
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5:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13

student004 says...

House on the hill, take your nasty comments elsewhere, not relevant and quite pathetic.
If people know the area they'll know there is little space to park cars. Hers is one of many parked curbside, doesn't mean the person who hit it can just drive off.
Her insurers are aware where it is parked. Her fiancé normally uses the drive, but again that doesn't mean someone can hit hers and drive off.
And she can afford the car because she worked very hard for it, as she is doing to save for her wedding.
There seems to be a lot of negative comments just because someone is seeking help regarding a wrong doing.
House on the hill, take your nasty comments elsewhere, not relevant and quite pathetic. If people know the area they'll know there is little space to park cars. Hers is one of many parked curbside, doesn't mean the person who hit it can just drive off. Her insurers are aware where it is parked. Her fiancé normally uses the drive, but again that doesn't mean someone can hit hers and drive off. And she can afford the car because she worked very hard for it, as she is doing to save for her wedding. There seems to be a lot of negative comments just because someone is seeking help regarding a wrong doing. student004
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5:41pm Mon 28 Jan 13

student004 says...

And just to add, the space you can see in the picture between the car and the garage door is her 'drive'. So as you can see not exactly set back from the road so wouldn't offer much extra protection if she had parked there.
And just to add, the space you can see in the picture between the car and the garage door is her 'drive'. So as you can see not exactly set back from the road so wouldn't offer much extra protection if she had parked there. student004
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8:07pm Mon 28 Jan 13

ArchbishopRed says...

I'm more offended by the grammar in the headline.
I'm more offended by the grammar in the headline. ArchbishopRed
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10:18pm Mon 28 Jan 13

timt1964 says...

internet speak makes people sound dumber than they already are.you wouldnt call someone a troll in "real" life so why do it here? aint t'internet grand! like all the i phone 4 wielding idiots who have apps instead of friends,most people these days are scared of real proper debate.
internet speak makes people sound dumber than they already are.you wouldnt call someone a troll in "real" life so why do it here? aint t'internet grand! like all the i phone 4 wielding idiots who have apps instead of friends,most people these days are scared of real proper debate. timt1964
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2:08pm Tue 29 Jan 13

house on the hill says...

student004 says...
5:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13

House on the hill, take your nasty comments elsewhere, not relevant and quite pathetic

For god's sake lighten up. Compared to some of the programmes on TV that pass for entertainment, are watched by millions and win countless awards despite being complete tasteless and obnoxious, that was very mild indeed.

Yes the guy is a complete toe rag, but only one of many and yes like everyone I have more than my fair share of car park "incidents" so i do know what it was like.
student004 says... 5:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13 House on the hill, take your nasty comments elsewhere, not relevant and quite pathetic For god's sake lighten up. Compared to some of the programmes on TV that pass for entertainment, are watched by millions and win countless awards despite being complete tasteless and obnoxious, that was very mild indeed. Yes the guy is a complete toe rag, but only one of many and yes like everyone I have more than my fair share of car park "incidents" so i do know what it was like. house on the hill
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2:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

PJC says...

Why did all my comments get removed? I wasn't offensive.I was supportive of the victim, then someone else started on me.
Why did all my comments get removed? I wasn't offensive.I was supportive of the victim, then someone else started on me. PJC
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