Sideswiped

Auckland City Harbour News - - Opinion - KAREN BRANKS Ti­ti­rangi

On Fri­day, April 18, a week be­fore Anzac Day, my daugh­ter’s dark blue car was parked on Block­house Bay Rd, fac­ing the city just short of the bus stop near Matata St.

When she re­turned to her car she was shocked to see some­one had sideswiped it, caus­ing more than $800 in dam­age. She couldn’t even open the driver’s door.

In tears, she came home and blurted out: “Some­one has hit my car and hasn’t even left a note.”

We sus­pect it was a bus pulling into the bus stop to pick up or drop off pas­sen­gers.

In­quiries have not iden­tifi a driver re­port­ing hit­ting a parked car.

Why should they get a black mark against their record?

It’s not as if they would have to pay out of their own pocket.

My 19-year-old daugh­ter has not got a spare $800.

She does have third party in­sur­ance to pro­tect other peo­ple’s cars but not her own in this case.

We would be very grate­ful if any morally obliged per­son who saw or knows any­thing about this in­ci­dent would call us on 817-9796.

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