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Car crashed into rear of my car while I was revers

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    Posted: 10/February/2016 at 18:32
In order to turn my car around, I drove into a driveway and was reversing slowly (after I had checked the coast was clear) was a car came speeding down the road and crashed into my back. I stepped out of my car and he started shouting vulgarities at me telling me to move my car out of the way. A witness happened to be walking on the footpath right next to the accident and he took out his phone to take photos. When the driver saw that, he made a U-turn and sped off. We got his rego plates and some photos. The witness said he noticed the driver speed up when as he approached my car probably trying to drive past before I reversed but then he slammed on the brakes at the last minute. Another witness who was standing on the balcony of his home came forward to support me as well saying he saw the whole thing.

However, later when I asked a police man who was driving by (he did not witness the accident) he said I could be held liable because the onus was on me who was reversing.
My car has scratches and but the other car was dented at the front left hand side. The other driver looked very young and driving off very fast when the witness came forward was rather suspicious,

I am not sure whether to lodge a report with the police and make a claim to the insurance, in case I am held liable for something that was in my opinion not my fault.

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  Quote DoogleMcFroogle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/February/2016 at 10:32
reversing party is always at fault regardless of the other cars speed, or wrongly parked etc....

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