Stop crashing into my car and driving off!

Jean Vandesande with her grandson Oscar on Wingate Saul Road in Lancaster, where there have been numerous hit and run car damage incidents.
Jean Vandesande with her grandson Oscar on Wingate Saul Road in Lancaster, where there have been numerous hit and run car damage incidents.
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A Lancaster woman whose car has been crashed into twice while parked up in her street is on a mission to find the driver who caused the latest damage.

Jean Vandesande, who lives in Wingate Saul Road, said that feelings are running high in the Fairfield area due to the large number of people “racing around trying to beat other people to get parked”.

Lancashire County Council is due to bring in a residents’ parking scheme in the Fairfield area next year, but Jean said residents faced more problems until that happened.

Jean said her car was damaged in July by a driver who then sped off, leaving her with hundreds of pounds worth of repairs.

But enough was enough after a driver scraped the passenger side of her vehicle while trying to park last week and “shot off” without stopping, causing over £1,000 of damage to her car.

She said: “What is happening to this country when people damage property and scarper?

“It’s a disgrace.

“I want this person caught before he gets his car repaired.

“He was going at great speed, reversing, but what would have happened if a child had run into the road?

“There have been several people with damaged done to their cars and only one of them we have actually caught due to some builders who caught the registration number.

“I paid for the first without going to my insurer this time, however I have to pay £450 excess because of the idiots on the road.

“Something has to be done so that these people don’t keep getting away with it and pay for the damage they cause.”

Jean said the main issue was people parking in the road to commute into Lancaster.

Residents parking is due to be brought into play in the Fairfield area next year.

Police said they were appealing for the driver of a black Vauxhall Corsa, with a registration starting PK12 to get in touch.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision can contact police on 101.