A man watches as the Melbourne garbage truck drives away after cutting his car – but whose fault was it?
Outraged motorist watches garbage truck drive off after ramming his Holden Monaro – but did his parking space cause the binge?
- VIDEO: Garbage collector chops up a prized car with its owner inside on a narrow street
- The internet has been divided by the images, with many blaming the car owner
- Others blamed Melbourne councils for approving ‘undersized’ streets
An outraged motorist had to chase a garbage truck down a narrow street after it slammed into his parked car and drove off – but many believe he was wrong.
The distraught owner jumped out of his bright yellow Holden Monaro with arms outstretched in disbelief after the garbage truck smashed the side of his vehicle on a narrow Melbourne street as he sat inside.
As the motorist stood in the middle of the street, the truck driver continued through a roundabout before coming to a stop further down the road.
The garbage truck faced a difficult challenge while navigating the narrow suburban avenue.
Approaching the roundabout, the driver had to deal with an oncoming car, creating a bottleneck at the end of the narrow street.
However, the garbo seemed to misunderstand the coin he had to his left and wiped the Holden’s front.
A Melbourne Monaro owner was sitting inside his parked car when a garbage truck creased its front panels on a narrow suburban street (pictured)
The car owner (pictured) got out of his vehicle and followed the truck down the road on foot, passing extensive damage to the front right side of his car
The footage, shared with Dash Cam Owners Australia, included a close-up of the panel damage to the front of the Holden.
Many comments online claimed the collision was the fault of the Monaro owner as he parked so close to the end of the street, despite his car being stopped on the legal side of a ‘No Stopping’ sign. .
“Imagine parking like this and thinking it’s the truck driver’s fault,” one viewer wrote.
“Imagine if it was an emergency vehicle that had to pass!” Think before you park your car in a narrow street or near a corner! writes another.
Many netizens have blamed the owner of the car (pictured) for the collision despite his fleet being perfectly legal
Some, however, tried to see the funny side of the situation.
“When your park is trash and the garbage truck takes you,” one joker said.
“The Monaro rider found an opportunity to get rid of his Holden. He was upset because the Garbo hadn’t finished the job,” wrote another, mocking General Motors’ abandonment of the Holden brand.
One commentator blamed the council, not the owner of the broken down coupé.
“So many new neighborhoods near my home have streets so narrow that garbage trucks aren’t allowed to drive through them. Residents must bring trash cans to a main road. Councils need to stop endorsing crappy developments with such narrow roads,” he wrote.
‘Poorly designed streets create this situation and are usually done by the same council authorities who pay claims daily for events like this,’ another said.