She Couldn’t Get Past Illegally Parked Cars with Her Pram, but When a Driver Accused Her of Scratching His Car, She Said He Had It Coming

A young mom recently wondered if she was wrong for accidentally scratching a car parked on the pavement, and refusing to pay for it. The car owner was furious and wanted her to pay. Here’s what she had to say.

Just a Regular Walk

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This 31-year-old mom decided to take her 5-month-old baby and their dog for their usual walk. She always followed the same route and didn’t expect anything out of the ordinary.

Unexpected Obstacle: Too Many Cars

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As she was walking, she turned a corner and saw an unusually high number of cars parked on the street. To her surprise, some cars were even parked on the sidewalk. She guessed there might be a gathering or an event in one of the nearby houses.

The Tight Squeeze

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Because of these oddly parked cars, she found it tricky to get the baby stroller through the sidewalk. As she tried to maneuver her way through a particularly tight spot between the cars, she accidentally scraped against one. “It wasn’t a big bump, my baby even stayed asleep,” she mentioned.

Angry Car Owner Appears

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Suddenly, a man came out of one of the houses, yelling about a scratch on his car. When she went to inspect the supposed damage, she couldn’t help but point out that his car was illegally parked on the sidewalk.

The Heated Exchange

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The man, visibly upset, demanded she pay for the damages. She countered by stating that he shouldn’t have parked on the sidewalk in the first place, making it hard for pedestrians, wheelchairs, and strollers to pass safely. She felt that if he had parked correctly, the situation would’ve been avoided.

Feeling Guilty but Standing Firm

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Even though she felt a bit guilty about the unintentional scratch, especially seeing that the car seemed brand new, she stood her ground. She did apologize for the accident but felt strongly that the man’s careless parking was the root of the problem.

A Partner’s Perspective

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When she returned home and relayed the incident to her partner, he suggested she might have asked the car owner to move his car more politely. However, he also understood why the car owner was upset.

Seeking Opinions: Was She in the Wrong?

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The young mom wondered if she should’ve handled things differently or offered to pay for the scratch. She’s even considering changing her walking route to avoid future conflicts.

Online People Responded

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One user said, “You didn’t intentionally scratch it. You squeezed past an illegally parked vehicle that was causing an obstruction. Imagine him going to his insurance. “And this damage happened when it was parked where? End of.”

Another noted, “Parking half on the path is illegal, and not leaving room for prams and wheelchairs is just rude. He took the risk of parking like an idiot. Scratching his car was an accident. That’s what his insurance is for. Next time maybe he will be more thoughtful. Don’t feel bad. The safety of your baby is far more important than a lazy, ignorant driver.

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