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AIBU?

A parking(ish) one (diagram included of course!)

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BrokenCrown · 08/09/2022 22:20

Will attach an image but witnessed the following scene earlier (I wasn't in either case nor do I know either driver) but curious who you would say was to blame

Car A parked in a space in front of a row of shops (facing the row of shops so drove in forwards)

Car B parked on opposite side of road behind car A (facing oncoming traffic) on double yellow lines as no parking spaces available

I don't know who parked first, but the road is 2 full width lanes across, and parking spaces are long enough to fit the average car in without obstructing passing traffic.

Car A reverses out of space (in direction of arrow if relevant) and hits car B

Who is to blame?

YABU - CAR A
YANBU - CAR B

Only asking as I thought it was a clear case of which car was at fault, but seemed to be a real divide between other people present (not sure if they knew either driver so were/weren't impartial!)

No serious damage caused, just curious to what others think

If it's at all relevant this happened about 7pm, clear light evening, and is on a quiet residential road

A parking(ish) one (diagram included of course!)
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Applebark · 08/09/2022 22:22

Car A. No matter what or where another thing is placed you don't drive into it.

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NoSquirrels · 08/09/2022 22:22

Car A is at fault for reversing into a stationary vehicle.

Car B is a twat for parking like a twat on double yellows.

But it’s clearly Car A’s responsibility/fault.

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nervousnelly8 · 08/09/2022 22:22

Car A. Even if car B is parked illegally, driver of Car A is the one who hit it.

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MonkNun · 08/09/2022 22:23

Car A.

The fact that Car B was parked badly and illegally doesn’t mean it’s ok to negligently or deliberately drive into it.

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nachoavocado · 08/09/2022 22:25

A - A hit it. If it had been a person it would have been A's fault.

Purple car is a complete idiot for parking there though.

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FrangipaniBlue · 08/09/2022 22:25

Car A all the day long!

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HunterHearstHelmsley · 08/09/2022 22:27

Car A is 100% at fault. Could well have been a blue badge holder on the double yellow lines, the road sounds pretty wide.. car A needs more awareness of their surroundings.

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olympicsrock · 08/09/2022 22:27

Agree car A is at fault for reversing into a stationary vehicle . They either didn’t look or can’t drive properly
but car B did park like a twat.

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RandomMess · 08/09/2022 22:27

Car A

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DinosaurDuvet · 08/09/2022 22:28

Car A

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nachoavocado · 08/09/2022 22:28

HunterHearstHelmsley · 08/09/2022 22:27

Car A is 100% at fault. Could well have been a blue badge holder on the double yellow lines, the road sounds pretty wide.. car A needs more awareness of their surroundings.

Doesn't matter if you have a blue badge you still have to park sensibly! But yes A is at fault.

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nachoavocado · 08/09/2022 22:28

Didn't A see the car?

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xyzandabc · 08/09/2022 22:29

If you see something, regardless of whether it's meant to be there or not, you don't drive in to it. You avoid the hazard.

If something is in your way, you don't see it and you hit it, that's driving without due care and attention.

Either way, it's car As fault. Car B was parked like a plank and shouldn't have been there but the collision is all on A not looking properly before reversing.

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Bayleaf25 · 08/09/2022 22:34

Definitely car A

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Whatiswrongwithmyknee · 08/09/2022 22:42

Car A

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BrokenCrown · 08/09/2022 22:43

I'm glad it's not just me then - I thought it was blatantly obvious it was Car As fault (although agree car B parked like a dick) but the consensus seemed to be blaming car B for parking on double yellows and focussing on how terribly illegal he was for breaking the law, ignoring the fact someone had driven into his car!!

My argument (that I kept to myself as it got quite heated between the drivers) was all of the above points raised and more including

🤔 Car B was stationary and car A drove into it
🤔 When reversing you are responsible for ensuring road is clear
🤔What if it was a person crossing the road, or a car driving past (on the correct side of the road), would they still argue you can essentially just reverse out into the road regardless?!
🤔 The fact that there is actually space to reverse out of the spaces without even crossing the white line in the middle of the road!

You know when you see/hear something and feel like you are going insane as everyone seems to have the complete opposite view to you?!

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BrokenCrown · 08/09/2022 22:43

nachoavocado · 08/09/2022 22:28

Didn't A see the car?

I gathered it was part "couldn't see it"/part poor reversing skills

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BrokenCrown · 08/09/2022 22:44

Applebark · 08/09/2022 22:22

Car A. No matter what or where another thing is placed you don't drive into it.

My thoughts exactly

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BrokenCrown · 08/09/2022 22:45

xyzandabc · 08/09/2022 22:29

If you see something, regardless of whether it's meant to be there or not, you don't drive in to it. You avoid the hazard.

If something is in your way, you don't see it and you hit it, that's driving without due care and attention.

Either way, it's car As fault. Car B was parked like a plank and shouldn't have been there but the collision is all on A not looking properly before reversing.

Pretty much exactly my (but no-one elses) logic/thought process!

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bringbackveronicamars · 08/09/2022 22:55

Car A is at fault

Car B was stationary; heck it might have broken down! And A hit it. Entirely on A.

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