White van man hit my car and just drove off

Echo: White van man hit my car and just drove off White van man hit my car and just drove off

A WHITE van driver slammed into a brand new car before driving off.

Ally Robertson, 22, was driving along Long Road, Canvey, doing the school run on Monday in her Ford Ka.

As she turned into Maple Way, she was stunned to see a white Transit van drive towards her – on the wrong side of the road.

She claims the driver of the van smashed into the right side of her Ford Ka and scraped her vehicle.

Miss Robertson, who lives on Canvey, said while her car is not badly damaged, she has been left frustrated by the incident.

She added: “It isn’t that bad, but there are scrapes. That isn’t really the issue, it’s just that he drove off.”

The driver, whoMiss Robertson described as a young white male, with ginger hair and aged in his twenties, at first got out of his van after the collision at about 8am. Miss Robertson said: “He asked if I had insurance. I just wanted to get his details, to be honest.

“The damage isn’t bad, but it will still cost to get it fixed.

“He then asked if we could park up on the side road before we swapped details. As I was about to get back into my car, he just got back into his van and sped off.

“I was really shocked by what happened. I have only had my car a week, so the situation is extremely annoying.”

Another resident reported that his vehicle was also hit by a white van on Saturday in the High Street and the driver drove off without stopping.

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6:17pm Thu 26 Jun 14

danger2013 says...

Good old white van man eh?
Good old white van man eh? danger2013
  • Score: 4

6:17pm Thu 26 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

New car relevant ? no one injured, just a scrape, thats what insurance is for...
New car relevant ? no one injured, just a scrape, thats what insurance is for... sesibollox
  • Score: -23

6:34pm Thu 26 Jun 14

white_van_ man says...

Not guilty before you lot start!!!!
Not guilty before you lot start!!!! white_van_ man
  • Score: 16

7:38pm Thu 26 Jun 14

iknowbetter says...

Does anyone now days ever think to take the Reg number down?
Does anyone now days ever think to take the Reg number down? iknowbetter
  • Score: 16

7:45pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

He stopped, he got out, he spoke, he got back in and drove off,and she did not think to take down the index number plenty of time too, theres a lesson in there, and it cost no more to repair the 'New' car that it does the 10 year old one, so an irrelevant point.
He stopped, he got out, he spoke, he got back in and drove off,and she did not think to take down the index number plenty of time too, theres a lesson in there, and it cost no more to repair the 'New' car that it does the 10 year old one, so an irrelevant point. Robin Reliant
  • Score: -3

8:11pm Thu 26 Jun 14

scrounger‎ says...

Invest in a Dash Cam.
Invest in a Dash Cam. scrounger‎
  • Score: 8

8:13pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Eastwoodian says...

Probably the same idiot who drove into my parked car near Chalkwell station a few weeks ago, scraped all down the passenger side of my vehicle and mangled the rear alloy wheel
Probably the same idiot who drove into my parked car near Chalkwell station a few weeks ago, scraped all down the passenger side of my vehicle and mangled the rear alloy wheel Eastwoodian
  • Score: 2

9:07pm Thu 26 Jun 14

ChampKind says...

danger2013 wrote:
Good old white van man eh?
Not fair to tar us all with the same brush. I'm a white van man who averages 30,000miles a year, mostly around London. I'm also an ex driving instructor, so it's safe to say I probably know more about driving than most reading this.
If this had happened to me (unlikely as I have had no accidents in 13yrs), I would most certainly not have driven off.
That said, hopefully this twerp will get caught, although I doubt it very much.
[quote][p][bold]danger2013[/bold] wrote: Good old white van man eh?[/p][/quote]Not fair to tar us all with the same brush. I'm a white van man who averages 30,000miles a year, mostly around London. I'm also an ex driving instructor, so it's safe to say I probably know more about driving than most reading this. If this had happened to me (unlikely as I have had no accidents in 13yrs), I would most certainly not have driven off. That said, hopefully this twerp will get caught, although I doubt it very much. ChampKind
  • Score: 5

9:18pm Thu 26 Jun 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

all vans white or otherwise should have some writing on the side with a telephone number , especially hire vans
all vans white or otherwise should have some writing on the side with a telephone number , especially hire vans CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: -3

6:25am Fri 27 Jun 14

Thomo100 says...

Another space filling non story!
Please, come on Echo, explain how a car can be both brand new and a week old. Are there two time steams? Is it brand new in one and a week old in the other?
What a waste of time. To think you are paying somebody to write this....
Another space filling non story! Please, come on Echo, explain how a car can be both brand new and a week old. Are there two time steams? Is it brand new in one and a week old in the other? What a waste of time. To think you are paying somebody to write this.... Thomo100
  • Score: -2

11:26am Fri 27 Jun 14

hornsxandxhalos says...

If it is the same guy that's going around bumping into cars with his van, then just speeding off, maybe it's some sort of weird fetish and he enjoys doing so, lol.
If it is the same guy that's going around bumping into cars with his van, then just speeding off, maybe it's some sort of weird fetish and he enjoys doing so, lol. hornsxandxhalos
  • Score: 2
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