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usama1987

Hi there,

The accident was a day before Level 4 lockdown. I parked in PaknSave, reverse section. The driveway is one-way with a right turn at the front.

When I want to leave the car park, a car (Car A) past forward the driveway. I looked back and make sure there was no car behind. Car A who past me, saw a parking space as a car left at the front right after the right turn. Car A, instead of past the right turn to get that parking space, she suddenly reversed, like a shortcut to park her car. She wanted to slide to the right, then parking forward, instead of passing the right turn, then forward/reverse parking. She did not check any car reversing behind, as she was in a rush to get a parking at the front right (in turning right location).

As I was reversing, our cars bump each other. She believed I was at fault as she argues she is on the major road. However, the driveway is one-way, and her car already past our car in the driveway, she did reverse just because she wants to park as soon as possible. She scared us, asking my passport, and request to pay the damage. I believe it is her fault as she suddenly reversing without the light indicator, and the way to park at the front right is wrong.

Who is at fault? both of us were reversing.
Thank you.

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Anon

Hi there,
In this case it could be deemed split liability as both cars were travelling contrary to 'normal ' traffic flow and direction. As reversing cars both drivers are charged with the responsibility to ensure that the way is clear throughout the maneuver. If you have insurance, then it would be best to let them handle the matter with the insurance from the other party. Even though the other party may be breaking a car park rule, this does not always mean they are automatically liable in an incident.

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