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AIBU to ask who would have been in the wrong in this driving situation had a crash happened? Pic included!

(52 Posts)
ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:32:40

Car A is swinging face out of a car parking space towards the exit to the car park. Nothing is coming in at this point. Car B comes at speed into the car park entrance. They do not wish to park, they are dropping someone off and block the exit of car A while they get out. Car A almost hits car B because it has come in so quickly but manages to stop in time.

Who would be liable had a crash happened?

ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:33:28

Except picture didn't load!

ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:34:36

Car A is almost at the tip of the arrow when car B enters.

Blanchedupetitpois Tue 20-Nov-18 12:35:53

Hard to say - probably mutual fault, if both cars were moving, unless B was going so fast as to be negligent.

AnguaUberwaldIronfoundersson Tue 20-Nov-18 12:35:53

I'd say B is at fault for entering a car park at speed.

Blanchedupetitpois Tue 20-Nov-18 12:36:23

The car park could be designed better to avoid this tbh!

Ali1cedowntherabbithole Tue 20-Nov-18 12:36:51

B sounds like an idiot. I would imagine A would still be at fault if they drove onto B though.

Grimbles Tue 20-Nov-18 12:37:38

Car b is also on the wrong side of the road of I am reading the diagram properly.

ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:37:47

It is a tiny car park at the vets and can't really be laid out any other way. It leads through to another car park for other businesses

purplemunkey Tue 20-Nov-18 12:37:54

You must back car A as you describe car B coming in 'at speed', so it's clear you think they are at fault. It does sound like they entered the car park without losing ahead for hazards. Are there two lanes for exit and entrance or just one, meaning cars have to give way to each other?

Aeroflotgirl Tue 20-Nov-18 12:38:12

I think you are both liable, A=should be continually looking behind for hazards as they are reversing and car B should be looking where they are going and not be on another planet.

Darkstar4855 Tue 20-Nov-18 12:39:02

Hard to say without knowing how fast each car was going but if car B was driving at excessive speed into a car park where they couldn’t see clearly then B.

From a legal/insurance point of view I don’t think you’d be able to prove fault on either side tbh.

MonsterTequila Tue 20-Nov-18 12:39:18

If B is blocking the exit have they moved into a lane against the flow of traffic? If so I’d say B

purplemunkey Tue 20-Nov-18 12:39:42

Oh I give up using my phone for MN! Must BE car A anday without LOOKING for hazards.

ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:39:50

Car A isn't reversing. They are going out front way. They are almost at the exit to the car park when car B swings in and cuts right across blocking them.

ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:40:43

Obviously i am car A. Not trying to be mysterious here!

StealthPolarBear Tue 20-Nov-18 12:42:57

B is on the wrong side of the road. B

ApolloandDaphne Tue 20-Nov-18 12:44:52

Driver of car A has lightening braking skills so avoided a crash! gringringrin

Ali1cedowntherabbithole Tue 20-Nov-18 12:45:04

Your update presents a different scenario. in your OP it sounded to me like you hadn't left the space yet - in which case you would be at fault.

If you had already left the space and B drove in too fast, then it would be their fault. (just in my opinion mind).

ClaudiaWankleman Tue 20-Nov-18 12:47:35

If nose of A hit side of B - A’s fault.
If nose of B hit side of A - B’s fault.
If they hit nose to nose - fault of both.

NoSuchThingAsAlpha Tue 20-Nov-18 12:47:44

B, because it came in so fast. Car A cannot be at fault, because if it was there'd be no legal way to leave a car park!

TheChickenOfTruth Tue 20-Nov-18 12:50:40

If it's a 2-lane road, then B is on the wrong side and so is at fault.

greendale17 Tue 20-Nov-18 12:50:57

B. They are on the wrong side because they have driven in too fast to take the corner safely

HollowTalk Tue 20-Nov-18 12:55:14

B is wrong - driving too fast and on the wrong side of the road.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 20-Nov-18 12:56:52

I'd say B because they are on the wrong side of the road and driving too fast entering a carpark where people are likely to be made manouvering.

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