I was parked at my local sainsbury's car park with white line spaces ,
got in my side of car to drive , no car on my side ,
looked right no car , looked over left shoulder and reversed ,
AND .... scrape / minor crunch noise .
Where the hell did that van come from ?
My driver side front corner bumper had come into contact with side of van.
Luckily , i was only doing 2 or 3 miles an hour .
Yes , i should have done final look to the right too .
he must have come in as i went out .
BUT THIS IS NOT THE POINT OF THIS STORY .
I got out , went around to his driver door to do the honest thing ,
i.e. swap numbers , insurance details etc .
And here he is holding his shoulder , scrunched up eyes ,
( i didn't have an Oscar Award on me at the time )
He reckoned his shoulder was injured .
What sort of shoulder injury do you get from a 2 or 3 mile an hour knock from a car reversing .
Please see my photos , they are proof , i wasn't speeding out of the car park space .
he is a window cleaner and the whole van is dented .
so how would he claim for my small dent in the middle of all " his dents " .
i think he will forget the van claim and go straight for injury claim .
we swapped numbers and i am still waiting for his call .
he is local and if he does an injury claim against me and is still climbing ladders for his window cleaning business ,
I will have my camera ready ....
I was all prepared to do this honestly through insurers as i'm fully comp .
But how does his dirty playing effect me ?
PLEASE SEE PICTURES OF HIS VAN AND MY VECTRA .
the pictures speak for them selves , that i wasn't reversing quick enough for him to sustain shoulder injuries .