Pensioner’s fury at car park ‘hit n’ run’

pensioner Diana Young's car suffered damage in car park hit n' run!
pensioner Diana Young's car suffered damage in car park hit n' run!

A Torphichen pensioner is furious after finding her car seriously damaged after returning from a shopping trip.

Diana Young had parked her car in the Regent Centre car park while visiting several shops, only to find upon returning to it that she was unable to open the drivers door.

It was then she realised there was very good reason why the door was jammed - the front of her Peugeot 107 had suffered serious damage.

Diana said: “I couldn’t believe it. When I parked my car there was nothing else around me in the car park.

“I had deliberately parked in the middle away from everyone else and had only been away for around an hour or so. What really annoys me is that whoever caused the damage to my car must have known they had been involved in a collision, yet they never even bothered to leave me a note with a telephone number or anything.”

The incident was reported to the police at Bathgate who then checked CCTV cameras at the centre for any evidence of the incident. Unfortunately this proved fruitless and Mrs Young was forced to make a claim to her insurer, Direct Line.

An assessment of the damage was carried out and repairs were made, however Diana, who gets by on her 
pension, has been left out of pocket as she has an £250 excess on her policy, and fully expects the renewal price to rise as her no claims discount will have beeen affected.

She is appealing for the public’s help and asks that if anyone has knowledge of the accident that they contact Police Scotland on 101.