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Tight park? That's just over the top

benno9911

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Parking trouble reached new heights for one Warrnambool shopper on Friday when a driving mishap caused her car to smash through a tree and over another car in a busy CBD carpark.
The driver, in her 60s, was shaken but unhurt when her Ford Falcon crushed a tree and drove over an unoccupied car parked in the facing bay at the Ozone car park about 9.30am.

Senior Constable Jon Bamford, of Warrnambool police, said it appeared the driver had accidently hit the accelerator instead of the brake while trying to park.

“She has been taken to hospital just for a check-up and there was no drugs or alcohol involved,” he said.

Passers-by were keen to gather around and take photographs of the scene. While the accident no doubt gave them plenty to talk about over Christmas dinner, it meant headaches for the driver of the other car, Marie Mansbridge, who returned to her Toyota Yaris to be confronted with the damage.

“I came back and got a big surprise. It’s not a very good Christmas present,” she said.

The near-new company car was purchased in February.

“The car belongs to Emmanuel College, but it’s a disadvantage to me all the same,” Ms Mansbridge said.

“I am heading off for holidays on Monday and was going to take that car.”

Liam Fitzgerald witnessed the accident from his workplace at the Warrnambool Telstra Shop and said he had never seen anything like it.

“I was looking out the window and I suddenly saw the white car launch into the air and there was a big bang,” he said.

“I literally saw a flying car. It was bizzare.”

Rushing to the scene, Mr Fitzgerald said the driver was more concerned about the state of the other car.

“She said she didn’t know what happened,” he said.

“It’s probably quite lucky that the tree was between them or there probably would have been more damage.”


Tight park? That's just over the top - Local News - News - General - The Warrnambool Standard
 

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LS1FUN

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I don't want to jump on the "old people/licence" bandwagon but wow.
 

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Old bat musta shat her daks , she's gotta bloody good runup musta floored it :drink::driving:
 

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“The car belongs to Emmanuel College, but it’s a disadvantage to me all the same,” Ms Mansbridge said.

“I am heading off for holidays on Monday and was going to take that car.”

What relevance does this have to the story? Bloody journalists beat up everything.
 

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What relevance does this have to the story? Bloody journalists beat up everything.
That statement from her seems pretty relevant to me. Some old hag drove onto her car, the car which she was going to take on holidays on Monday. Puts her at a pretty big disadvantage and pretty pissed off i'm sure.

Does her comment on the accident not matter?
 

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It was a Company Car, not even hers.
 

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@ the driver:

picard-facepalm.jpg


that is all.
 

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What relevance does this have to the story? Bloody journalists beat up everything.

Ms Mansbridge was probably a catholic and saw it as an act of god but it disadvantaged her anyway. That's how I saw it. Didn't seem like she was distraught over it.
 

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Company car or not, I'd be pretty shitty that some oldy who can't drive ruined my plans to go on a holiday.

Yeah, definately think there needs to be driver testing after a certain age.

Lesson one can be "The brake is the one on the left", this session would be a 5 day program. :)

On a personal note, I cannot WAIT to get old so I can try that! Looks like it would be fun and it'll be all ok because I'm old.
 

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i looked at the pictures first..
first thought: FAILCON
second thought: since when are you allowed to use company cars for non-business related matters?
 
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