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Bungling driver is caught on CCTV bumping into two parked cars outside garage

Bungling driver is caught on CCTV bumping into two parked cars outside garage… moments after mechanics fitted parking sensors to his vehicle

  • CCTV video shows how a motorist struck two vehicles in an Essex car park 
  • Footage shows the driver reversing and bumping into the parked vehicles
  • Garage owner Ben Pace watched the collision from just inches away
  • Pace posted the video on TikTok where it has attracted over 540,000 views

Video captured on CCTV shows how a bungling motorist reversed and bumped into two parked vehicles in a car park – just after having parking sensors fitted.

The footage revealed the driver’s disastrous attempt at trying to drive out of the car repair shop in Colchester, Essex, on Wednesday.

As he tried to leave, garage owner Ben Pace appeared in view moving a hoover out of the path of the blue Renault that is being slowly reversed.

The driver continued to navigate the car backwards and stopped just inches from a parked orange vehicle. The man then attempted to drive forward and turn the wheel. 

The car then hit right into a blue BMW 335d Touring car belonging to Mr Pace’s fiancee. Mr Pace, 43, is seen holding his head in his hands as he watched the collision from just inches away.

While checking out the car for damage the driver reverses back in a panic and rams right into the orange vehicle that he had originally missed.

Shocked that the driver has now managed to bump two parked cars, Mr Pace plants his hands on his head in disbelief before going to inspect the damage.

Mr Pace posted the CCTV video on TikTok on Thursday where it has attracted over 540,000 views and hundreds of comments. 

Video captured on CCTV shows how a bungling motorist reversed and bumped into two parked vehicles in a car park – just after having parking sensors fitted

Mr Pace said he only took his fiancee’s car into the shop to have it checked over ahead of a ‘long journey we began today,’ he said on Friday.

‘I wish I hadn’t now; he added.

‘A lovely guy came in a couple of weeks ago after crashing his Mrs’ car and damaging the rear end.

‘We booked in for this week and when he dropped off asked if we could fit reverse parking sensors.

‘We repaired the damage, fitted and tested the sensors and called the customer for collection.’ He also organised for the customer’s car to be washed.

Garage owner Ben Pace appeared in view moving a hoover out of the path of the blue Renault that is being slowly reversed.

Garage owner Ben Pace appeared in view moving a hoover out of the path of the blue Renault that is being slowly reversed.

The driver continued to navigate the car backwards and stopped just inches from a parked orange vehicle. The man then attempted to drive forward and turn the wheel

The driver continued to navigate the car backwards and stopped just inches from a parked orange vehicle. The man then attempted to drive forward and turn the wheel

The car then hit right into a blue BMW 335d Touring car belonging to Mr Pace's fiancee. Mr Pace is seen holding his head in his hands as he watched the collision from just inches away

The car then hit right into a blue BMW 335d Touring car belonging to Mr Pace’s fiancee. Mr Pace is seen holding his head in his hands as he watched the collision from just inches away

About thirty minutes later, as staff finished cleaning, the hit-and-run driver allegedly arrived to collect.

‘We normally park the cars outwards for ease of exit but in this case we were caught short because of his quick arrival,’ Mr Pace explained.

‘I was dealing with another appointment so the gentleman paid and one of my guys had handed him his key.

‘I stepped away from my customer to thank him for his custom and check he was ok to get out, well there was my mistake.

‘He said he’d have no problems so I said I’d see him out. The rest is in the CCTV footage, bless him.’

The CCTV footage has sparked outrage among TikTok users who argued the driver should not be allowed to drive

The CCTV footage has sparked outrage among TikTok users who argued the driver should not be allowed to drive

The CCTV footage has sparked outrage among TikTok users who argued the driver should not be allowed to drive.

One said: ‘There’s a reason it’s in the repair shop and I think we now know why.’

Another wrote: ‘Some people just shouldn’t drive.’

A third replied: ‘Why’s he reversing straight out and not turning the wheel?’

A fourth added: ‘Maybe he’s a regular at the body shop and this is why.’



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